Can anyone provide me with some guidance regarding the Funding for Maths and English for Levy paying employers. I am aware that the digital accounts funds the learners apprenticeship, however, the SFA fund the Maths and English functional Skills directly. Which Contract Allocation will this come from?.
It doesn’t really come from an allocation as such, it comes from a (seemingly unlimited?) pot the ESFA have kept to one side. This is also where funding for Apps at Levy-payers who have run out of Levy comes from, when they move to 90/10 model.
It DEFINITELY doesn’t come from your SME/non-levy allocation, let’s put it that way.
It’s also fair to say that there has been quite a bit of confusion about this! I only got my head around it a couple of weeks ago.
I also heard at a conference recently that incentive payments and E & M funding comes from the ESFA and has nothing to do with our allocation but for non-levy apprentices, the incentive payments and E & M funding comes out of our non-levy allocation which seems ridiculous??
Yeah, I’ve just been through all of the obvious documentation and can’t find it either! Given Mr Linford’s extreme certainty about it and little chance of an ESFA response until after the election, I’m happy with that as my evidence base…
Is there any update on this? I’d assumed that both provider and employer 16-18 incentives don’t come out of the non-levy allocations. Figure there’s a chance that provider incentives may come out of our allocation but can’t believe we may also have to pay for the employer incentives. Surely not?
It really is simple:
For Levy paying employers the payments come from the ESFA but are paid out via the digital account.
For None Levy paying employers the payments come from the ESFA via allocation given to training providers.
Given that current allocations are time limited it is the intention that none levy employers will also access ESFA funding via a digital account and there will be no need for Provider allocations for Apprenticeships.