The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is responsible for the funding of 16-19 provision in academies, general further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and independent provision. The EFA also distributes resources to local authorities for them to pass on to those schools that are not academies.
Our objectives include allocating 16-19 revenue funding and learner support budgets to providers accurately and on time, maintaining and developing funding systems for 16-19 education and for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities up to age 25, ensuring general funding compliance and tendering and funding the youth contract allocations for disengaged 16- and 17-year-olds.
This page provides information for commercial and charitable providers (CCPs) who receive Education Funding Agency (EFA) formula funding for the provision of 16 to 19 education.
General article 04 December 2013
Information on the bursary scheme which offers financial help for 16- to 19-year-olds to continue in full-time education, who might otherwise struggle for financial reasons.
Multi-page article 18 November 2013
Guidance and information on the financial assurance arrangements for different education providers in 2011 to 2012.
General article 17 October 2013
Information on 2 residential funding schemes providing financial support towards accommodation costs for young people attending specialist provision.
General article 11 October 2013
Information about the Care to Learn scheme which provides financial support to teenage parents who want to continue their education.
General article 09 October 2013
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) contracts with colleges, providers, schools, academies and Independent Specialist Providers for the provision of education and training to students aged 16 to 18 (up to 24 for those with a learning disability/difficulty).
General article 08 August 2013
Information about the financial planning and management of colleges and sixth-form colleges.
General article 18 July 2013
Information about what the data and management information (MI) reports, that local authorities (LAs) and further education (FE) providers have access to, contain.
General article 16 July 2013
Overview of learning provision for young offenders in custody.
General article 26 April 2013
Information and supporting resources which describe procedures and criteria for the agreement and placement of learners at independent specialist providers.
General article 25 March 2013