EFA 16-19 funding – does anybody know how to derive the disadvantage funding factor from the disadvantage blocks shown on allocations – they appear as block 1 and block 2 – what I want to know is how do those figures convert to the single disadvantage funding factor that is used to calculate the additional support funding that is added a learners base funding after base rate x retention factor x area cost x programme cost.
I’ve seen that guidance and that’s what got me confused in the first place! The disadvantage funding does work as a funding “factor”… after you’ve done the base EFA funding calculation – base rate band x area lift x programme weighting x retention factor – you can then multiply that amount by a single “disadvantage factor” to derive the total funding that the EFA pays per learner – the disadvantage factor value is actually listed as “Disadvantage Funding Proportion” in the “ORG_Funding” table that you can extract from FIS – in 2016/17 ours is listed as .32236 -and multiplying (base rate band x area lift x programme weighting x retention factor) by 1.32236 does give us the correct total funding per learner. Next year I expect the value to be similar – our delivery pattern hasn’t changed – our allocation for next year lists two disadvantage values – block 1 = 10.02% and block 2 = 1.457 – it doesn’t look like you can derive the disadvantage factor from those two values – so I’m thinking the allocation toolkit isn’t very helpful when it comes to working out how much we expect to earn per learner.
Does the following help (From my old notes of a few years ago)
Calculate rate from sum of learning & EEP hours
* the provider’s historic retention factor
* the provider’s historic programme weighting)
* (1 + the provider’s historic disadvantage proportion)
Percentage calculated as the total Block 1 and Block 2 elements of your allocation as a proportion of the total programme funding (less disadvantage and before area cost) from your allocation. This percentage is then applied to each student’s funding as an uplift (DisadvantageProportionHistoric).
* the provider’s historic 16-18 area cost factor