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Maths and English Funding

Maths and English are important foundation skills for everyone in life and employment. Because of this, the Government will fund any individual to gain their first qualification in Maths and/or English, up to level 2.

Maths and English courses are offered by many training providers and finding a course local to you should be relatively easy. An initial assessment is carried out to establish the current level of knowledge and skills. The training provider can then recommend the best course to meet the individual or employees skills needs. Learners can take the level 1 and the level 2 courses in Maths and/or English if required and the government will fully fund these.

For 16-19 year olds, the Government introduced a rule that makes it compulsory for learners to study Maths and/or English as part of their programme in each academic year if they do not already have Functional Skills level 2 in these subjects, or, a GCSE grade 9 to 4 or A* to C (a standard pass grade). This rule is called the ‘condition of funding’ and providers must ensure they are meeting it or they will lose funding.

We have developed a series of funding guides that summarise the Government's policy on Maths and English. These guides are designed to support you in understanding what is available, who is eligible to access funding for Maths and English and to help you plan effective learning programs.

To assist you in finding our full Maths and English qualification offer, we created a spreadsheet of all our funded qualifications. This spreadsheet can be filtered by sector subject area, qualification level and category of funding. Maths, English and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) qualifications are listed under the Preparation for Life and Work tab.