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Created 10 February 2022 11:04
Could somebody please confirm if an EFA funded learner (FM25) can be enrolled on to a HE funded (FM99) programme at the same time?
Also can an EFA funded learner be enrolled on to an apprenticeship (FM36) at the same time?
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In terms of HE, probably no:
Para 13 d
Institutions must avoid recording ESFA funding for any part of a student’s study programme that duplicates that received from another source, for example, other ESFA programme funding, Office for Students (OfS) higher education funding, or funding from any other source
70. Students undertaking full time higher education (HE) programmes are ineligible for ESFA young people’s funding.
161. ESFA will support qualifications which enable students on level 3 programmes, to do some study above level 3 (known as higher-level study).
163. We fund higher-level study under the following conditions: a. the HE provision must be a small part of the provision, typically instead of an AS level and the young person must be enrolled on a full level 3 programme including the HE provision b. institutions must substitute higher-level and more stretching provision in place of courses and qualifications that students might otherwise pursue c. the provision must involve an appropriate amount of teaching or appropriate distance learning; it would not be acceptable for HE provision to be undertaken purely as private study
10 February 2022 15:40
In terms of Apprenticeships, absolutely not.
See Q15 on page 61 of the current funding rules. (Assuming you are delivering both) Effectively they have to transfer off their study prog (and the hours of the study prog reduced to actual to avoid double funding) on to the Apprenticeship (but as it's a transfer, it won't affect your QAR), they must not do both at once.
10 February 2022 15:43 (Edited)