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Funding Update for Academic Year 2024/2025

As we continue to adapt to the latest funding regulations, we want to provide an important update regarding qualification funding for the upcoming academic years.

Funding removal for low enrolment qualifications:
For the academic year 2024/2025, qualifications with low or no enrolments have had their funding removed. This decision aims to streamline resources and ensure that funding is allocated efficiently.

Moratorium on new qualifications:
Due to the ongoing moratorium, no new qualifications will receive funding for the next academic year. Additionally, we are unable to apply for funding for any current or new qualifications during this period.

Future funding aligned with IfATE reforms:
Starting from 2025, the only qualifications that will receive funding are those developed as part of the qualification reforms under the ifATE process. Cycle 1 of the reforms only included qualifications developed against for occupations and specialist areas. This ensures that funded qualifications meet the latest industry standards and educational requirements.

List of funded qualifications:
The detailed list of qualifications that will receive funding from 2025 onwards is available in the published list for 2025. You can view the list here.

We had expected the Level 2 cycle 1 outcomes to have been published at the end of June, however, the approvals process has been placed on hold until after the general election and a new timeline has not yet been published. We will provide an update once we have the confirmed details.

Removal of funding for Active Leisure qualifications:
Any Active Leisure qualification that has not been through the reform programme by August 2026 will have its funding removed. This includes our Tech Level qualifications which sit in the performance tables.

Hourly rate funding:
From August 2024, equitable funding system for all qualifications. Qualifications and their last funded start dates can be downloaded here.

We understand that these changes may require adjustments and planning. Our team is committed to supporting you through this transition to ensure a smooth adaptation to the new funding landscape. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • You can check the list of qualifications approved for funding here. To see if a qualification has been approved for funding, you can use either the search function or download the list of all approved qualifications.
  • You can check the list of qualifications that will have public funding removed from 1 August 2025 here.
  • You can use the new Q&A relating to the Level 3 qualifications in the reformed landscape from 2025 here.
  • You can read the latest news on reforms (FE Week article: Revealed: 74 qualifications survive 2025 Level 3 course cull) here.