Cambridge Progression qualifications are funded by the SFA for all 19+ learners that have not yet achieved Level 2 English and maths. SFA are currently undertaking a review of QCF English and maths provision, with a report expected following the conclusion of the review in April. While the review is ongoing the Cambridge Progression qualifications continue to be funded, however, no new qualifications and/or units can be added to the suite.
For 16-19 year olds, Cambridge Progression Awards and Certificates are approved on Section 96 and can be used in a study programmes. However, in their own right, they do not meet the funding condition. In order to meet the funding condition, learners must be registered on a programme containing GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths.
A centre will need to produce an Initial and Diagnostic Assessment as an auditing document. This will show that the learner needs the identified underpinning skills to support them progressing towards a Level 2 qualification - either a Functional Skills or GCSE English or mathematics.