The funding rate for 16 and 17-year-old learners will remain at £4,000, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has confirmed.
In a letter to providers, the Agency’s national director for young people Peter Mucklow (pictured) said the £3,300 annual rate for 18-year-olds would also stay the same in 2015/16.
He said: “In the 2015 to 2016 academic year the national funding rate for full-time 16 and 17 year-olds will be maintained at £4,000 and the rate for full-time 18 year-olds at £3,300.
“As set out in my 23 October letter, there will be no change to the funding rate of £480 for full-time students qualifying for block two disadvantage funding. The rates for part-time students will also be unchanged.”
More to follow.