ESFA List of Qualifications approved for funding 14-19 Overview

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) list of qualifications approved for funding 14 to 19 gives you information about which qualifications are approved for funding, for students who are aged at least 14 but are not yet 19.

This list was formerly known as the Section 96.

We approve each qualification based on its suitability for students in the following age categories:

  • Pre - 16
  • 16 to 18
  • 18+

To see if a qualification has been approved for funding, you can use either the search function or download the list of qualifications.

This list is updated each month with:

  • new qualifications that have been approved for funding
  • changes to qualifications that are already approved (such as changes to approval end dates)

You can read more about how this happens on the Further information page.