Helen Wilshaw

Study Programme Start


Hi, we have a learner who has just turned 19 but was 18 at the 31 August, am I correct in saying she can still start on a new Study Programme? Thanks in advance.


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Chris Roberts

To maintain eligibility for funding for individual students during a learning 
programme, a wider definition is used by the funding bodies. A student who was aged 16, 
17 or 18 on 31 August at the start of the funding year when they began a learning 
programme, as recorded on their learning agreement, continues to be funded as a 16 to 
18-year-old student. If they become 19 years old during their learning programme such 
students are funded at 16 to 18 rates to complete their learning programmes.