Our Centres have found the most noticeable change of funding has been with bite-sized English and maths – while the Certificate sizes are fundable, the smaller award qualifications no longer appear on the funded list in their own right.
But do not despair, thanks to the qualification structure of the English and maths qualifications at Gateway Qualifications , all of the units in the smaller award qualification feature within the Certificate sizes. Therefore the awards, which are one unit qualifications, are fundable through the unit funded list.
This is probably best explained through an example:
Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award in English – Read for Purpose and Meaning (Entry 1) is no longer fundable as a qualification, according to the Learning Aims Database. However, an alternative way of funding can be claimed.
This Award is made up of one unit – Read for Purpose and Meaning – which is funded according to the units section of the Learning Aims Database website. This is because this unit is also included within another qualification which is funded.
For your learners, this meaning if they achieve the unit, they will be awarded the Entry Level Award in English – Read for Purpose and Meaning qualification, as this unit if the full qualification.
And, as an added bonus, Gateway Qualifications will only charge the lower qualification cost, not the credit achievement cost. Your learners will achieve a qualification certificate and you can also claim the funding.