Find out where to access government support for delivering BTEC Higher Apprenticeships. 

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Funding in England

Providers in England offering BTEC Higher Apprenticeships can receive support from public funds through a variety of sources depending on the make-up of the Higher Apprenticeship:

Knowledge component: Knowledge qualifications such as BTEC Higher Nationals are funded by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), which distributes public money for higher education to universities and colleges in England.

Competence component: Competence-based qualifications such as NVQs are funded by the SFA (Skills Funding Agency), which funds and promotes adult further education and skills training in England.

Combined qualifications: Many of our BTEC Higher Apprenticeships use combined qualifications to fulfil both knowledge and competency components of the Apprenticeship. In this instance, centres will be able to draw down all funding from the SFA only. 

Funding in Wales

Funding for Higher Apprenticeships in Wales is organised through the Welsh government.

Funding in Northern Ireland

Funding for Higher Apprenticeships in Northern Ireland is organised through NI’s Department of Education and Learning.

Funding in Scotland

Funding for Higher Apprenticeships in Scotland is organised through the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC).