The DfE has carried out a review of post-16 qualifications at Level 3 and below and, on 14 December 2020, announced its process for removing funding approval for those qualifications with low or no uptake ("not being taken by anyone or being studied by less than 100 students each year and being funded by ESFA").
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has now published a list of post-16 qualifications at Level 3 and below, where funding approval is being removed.
We can therefore confirm that from 1 August 2022 public funding for post-16 students is being removed from the OCR qualifications below. Students under 16 are not affected by these changes.
You can read more on why funding approval is being removed for these qualifications on the DfE website.
For our Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals, ITQ, Life and Living Skills, and Administration (Business Professional) qualifications, some other sizes remain eligible for ESFA funding. You can view the ESFA website for further details.
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