Adult Education Funding
Find out which Pearson qualifications are eligible for Adult Education Budget and Advanced Learner Loan Budget funding.
The ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) fund different qualifications under different funding streams. We have made these qualifications easier to find by producing lists of the Pearson qualifications eligible within the different funding streams. To make them easier to navigate we have broken these lists down by subject sector.
Every list provides a qualification and learner eligibility table to remind you who can be funded to take these qualifications. These lists are for 2018/19 funding, 2017/18 are also available below.
In May 2018, the ESFA announced that in 2018/19, Adult Education Budget providers will be able to fully fund learners who are employed and in receipt of a low wage, and who cannot contribute towards the cost of co-funding fees. The new rule means that learners who earn less than £15,736 annual gross salary, and who are eligible for co-funding under local flexibility funding, can be fully funded. The new rules will run for a trial period of one year. The new rule is captured in the eligibility table included in each list.
Qualifications and units are available in several funding streams to suit different learner requirements.
Adult Education Budget
- 19-23 Entitlement funding: Level 2 and 3, qualifications only.
- 19+ Local Flexibility funding: Entry to Level 2, qualifications, units, and non-regulated learning.
- English and Maths Entitlement funding: Entry to Level 2, GCSEs and Functional Skills qualifications, other English and Maths qualifications and units.
- ESOL funding: Entry to Level 2, qualifications, and units.
Advanced Learner Loan Budget
- Advanced Learner Loan funding: Level 3 to 6, qualifications only.
You can also download PDF documents showing the funded qualifications in each sector below.