Hi, am I just wanting to clarify something. We have a learner who is 18 years of age and originally was on Foundation Learning and should have finished back in 12/13. She has only just completed her final aim on the FL programme and now wants to start on Study Programme. This young lady turns 19 at the end of February 2014, is it still ok for her to start? (Have looked through guidance but its like looking for a needle in a haystack).
If the student was under 19 on 31st August 2013 then they are EFA funded. Even if they started in May they would still be EFA funded. They won’t count in your 1st November figure but will in the R14 figure and will contribute to your in year growth factor that will be applied to your 15/16 allocation.
I use this logic.
Age on 31st August of academic year:
– Under 19 then EFA funded.
– 19 or over
– SFA funded, unless they are continuing on an EFA funded programme which they started when they were 18
The above is for non-high needs students, although for that change the age to 24.