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  • nell29
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    Hi, HELP please can anyone explain how you would identify whether a EFA 16-18 learner is a High Needs Student. I’ve referred to the Funding guidance for young people 13 to 14 but cant see anything. I’ve also looked in the Provider Support Manual 13/14 and on page 68 para 463 but not sure about it?

     
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    paulrichardson
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    Hi, the student will have identified support needs above £6,000 and normally have a S139A assessment (from September this will become an Education, Health and Care Plan). The funding (above £6,000) comes from the commissioning local authority and you will be expected to be having a regular conversation with them about your high needs learners.

    A lot of this information sits in separate guidance about High Needs Students on the EFA website at https://www.gov.uk/16-to-19-education-high-needs-funding.

     
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    PercyJo
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    High needs student (HNS) funding
    61. High needs students (HNS) are those who require support over and above that which is normally provided in a standard programme, in order to gain access to, progress towards, and successfully achieve their learning goals. High needs students are defined as those whose support costs more than £6,000 over an academic year. High needs students will be identified through discussion with the individual student’s home local authority (LA), normally before the student enrols.
    62. High needs students fall into three groups:
    a. 16-19 year olds,
    b. 19-24 year old students who have a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and
    c. 14 to 16 year-olds who are directly recruited into eligible FE institutions.
    63. HNS funding is split into three parts.
    a. Element 1 – core education funding: programme funding, as described in this document.
    b. Element 2 – additional education support funding: £6,000 per high needs student (student numbers determined by the LA).
    Funding rates and formula, Page 12 of 20
    c. Element 3 – top-up funding: additional funding above the core education funding and the additional education support funding provided on a per-student basis by the relevant LA (based on the student’s home location).

    Taken from:
    Funding guidance for young people 2013/14 Rates and formula
    Published June 2013, available on Gov.uk website

     
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    Martin West
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    From the EFA calculation specification:
    the learner is high needs if
    the learner is a start and
    any
    all
    the learner’s age at 31st August >= 19 and
    the learner is LDA or
    the learner is EHC
    or
    all
    the learner’s age at 31st August 0 and
    for at least one of the learner’s FAMs
    the learner FAM’s type = “ALS” and
    the learner FAM’s code = 1

    the learner is LDA if
    the learner’s number of FAM records > 0 and
    for at least one of the learner’s FAMs
    the learner FAM’s type = “LDA” and
    the learner FAM’s code = 1

    the learner is EHC if
    the learner’s number of FAM records > 0 and
    for at least one of the learner’s FAMs
    the learner FAM’s type = “EHC” and
    the learner FAM’s code = 1

     
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