Julie Hickin

19-24 Traineeships


We have been given an allocation for the delivery of traineeships. When reviewing the funding guidance, it isn't clear as to whether all elements are fundable from this allocation, or whether this is split between AEB funding and traineeship funding. 

For example, if a learner was to complete the traineeships aim, vocational, maths, English and digital. Is it only the £1500 traineeship funding from that aim that comes out of the £25k allocation? 

Is the Maths, vocational, English and Digital funded separately from AEB?


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Martin West

57. There are three aspects of 19 to 24 traineeship funding:
 The single work-placement and work-preparation rate.
i. For traineeships starting on or before 31 August 2020, this rate is £970.
ii. For traineeships starting on or after 1 September 2020, this rate is £1,500.
 GCSE English and maths (if required) or other qualifications to support progress towards GCSE English and maths at grades 4 to 9 (A* to C).
 ‘A flexible element’ designed to help the learner move into work or remove a barrier to them entering work.
58. We will fund English, maths and the flexible elements through the matrix using the same method as ESFA funded AEB provision. This may include job outcome payments in some cases, as described in paragraph 72.
59. Work preparation learning aims do not generate funding, as they are included within the single work-placement rate for work placement and work preparation.

Julie Hickin

Thanks Martin - which document is that out of please?  new to the Traineeships and not sure about a few things!


Christina Marfleet

We're in the same boat i've marked these pages as a must read

Traineeships: framework for delivery 2020 to 2021 (web accessible version) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

DfE external document template (publishing.service.gov.uk)   ESFA funded adult education budget (AEB): funding and performance management rules 2020 to 2021  

16 to 19 education: funding guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

hoping the above work as links for you.