How Funding Support Works

Much of our training has the benefit of funding support.

We have access to a variety of funding streams, each of which can have differing eligibility criteria. This can be very complex, but the flowchart below gives an indication of who might or might not be eligible for the different levels of funding support from the main funding stream that we use, public funding from the Skills Funding Agency. The flowchart gives the main eligibility criteria for the 2012-13 academic year (1st August 2012 - 31 July 2013).

Funding support is determined on an individual-by-individual basis, depending on the circumstances of each person. To find the level of funding support available for any particular person, you need to know:

An individual might be fully funded, they might be co-funded or they might not be funded at all. Co-funding means that although funding is available, it will be at a significantly lower level than full funding.

Generally, full funding means that we can provide the training at no charge, and co-funding (or no funding) means we have to make a charge so naturally we need to maximise the funding available. Although this means focusing on the learners who are most likely to be eligible for full funding, it doesn’t mean that we can’t train those who are co-funded or even those who are not funded at all, but we may have to make a charge in this case.

Please note that there are also other factors that can have an effect on a person’s funding eligibility, their nationality for example. The flowchart assumes that all these conditions are met.