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Funding for Functional Skills has been increased, backdated to 1 August 2012

30 November 2012

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has announced increases in funding for some Functional Skills English and Mathematics learners, backdated to 1 August 2012.

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The SFA announcement follows that of Matthew Hancock MP, the Minister for Skills, who pledged additional support for English and mathematics qualifications at the Association of Colleges (AoC) conference in Birmingham.

You can see full details on the SFA website.  In brief, the changes are as follows:

FS English and Mathematics qualifications (excluding ICT) 2012/13

Type of delivery Pre-announcement rate New rate
16-18 Apprenticeships   £224 £471
19-24 Apprenticeships* £173 £362
25+ Apprenticeships* 



19+ Stand alone, delivered through Model 45 £314  £724

*The SFA assumes additional employer contribution for these rates.


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