The Education Funding Agency (EFA) have confirmed that there will be no change in the funding rates for learners without a good pass in GCSE English or GCSE Maths in 2015/16. Organisations will receive £480 per subject for these disadvantaged students, providing they’re full-time students. Equivalent reduced rates will be applied for part-time students without a C grade in English or maths. The announcement, made by Peter Mucklow the EFA’s Director for young people, implies that individuals with low levels of English and maths remain a priority for the government.
The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, meanwhile has stated that there are no plans to reduce the 16 to 18 academic funding rate for the next academic year but admits that rates will not be disclosed until January. The indication that funding rates will stabilise comes as a relief for many organisations who last year saw a 17.5% reduction in funding for those aged 18.