<h4>Learner Eligibility Criteria 2023/24</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:1rem">In order to be eligible for public subsidy for adult learning you need to be eligible.&nbsp; The table below sets out eligibility criteria for subsidised fees</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:1rem">You are required to provide information on the enrolment form and a form of ID to show you are eligible</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:1rem">If you are not eligible you will be charged a full cost recovery fee rate</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:1rem">Eligibility is determined by the ESFA and these criteria will be updated at any time as the ESFA updates its criteria.</span> <p style="text-align:right"><span style="font-size:1rem"><strong>Last updated 02/04/24</strong></span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color:#000000">UK Nationals</span></h4> <p><span style="color:#000000">1.</span><span style="color:#000000"> </span><span style="color:#000000">UK nationals and other persons with right of abode</span><strong>*</strong><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;living o</span><span style="font-size:1rem"><span style="color:#000000">utside of the devolved authority</span><strong>^</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:1rem"><span style="color:#000000">areas undertaking ESFA funded AEB</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:1rem">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (</span><span style="font-size:1rem">People living within the devolved authority boundaries are not funded by the ESFA for AEB courses)</span></p> <p><em>Yes - if ordinarily resident in the UK or British Overseas Territories&nbsp;or Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands &amp; Isle of Man) for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#000000">2. UK nationals in the EEA</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <em>&nbsp; </em>(see list of countries under section 3 below)<br /> <br /> <em>Yes &ndash; if have lived in the EEA and/or UK only for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>EEA Nationals</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#000000">3. EEA nationals in the UK</span><br /> <span style="font-size:1rem">&nbsp;EEA nationals include citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway &amp; Switzerland in addition to citizens of all EU countries&nbsp; -&nbsp; Austria,&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Belgium,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:1rem">Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and their territories<sup><strong>$</strong></sup></span></p> <p><em>Yes - if all EEA nationals (not including Irish nationals) have obtained either pre-settled or settled status under the EU settlement scheme; and have lived continuously in the EEA, Gibraltar or UK for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning</em>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>*</strong> -&nbsp;<em>Persons with the right of abode have the right to live and work in the UK. All British citizens have the right to abode. Further, some Commonwealth citizens have the right of abode</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>^</strong> -&nbsp;<em>Devolved authorities responsible for administering their own AEB since 1 August 2019 are &ndash; Greater London Authority (GLA); West of England; Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough; West Midlands; Greater<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Manchester; Liverpool City Region; and Tees Valley</em></span><br /> <strong>$</strong><span style="font-size:12px">&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>British Overseas Territories include &ndash; Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Pitcairn,<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Henderson Island, Ducie and Oeno Islands; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Isles; St Helena and its dependencies (Ascension and Tristan da Cunha); and Turks and Caicos Islands</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Other Non-UK Nationals</h4> <p>&nbsp;<span style="color:#000000">4. Individuals with certain types of immigration status and their family members (</span><em>Must have seen the learner&rsquo;s immigration permission including<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; biometric residence permit (BRP) and in some cases an accompanying letter from the home office</em><span style="color:#000000">)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <ul> <li>Refugee Status</li> <li>Discretionary Leave to Enter or Remain</li> <li>Exceptional Leave to Enter or Remain</li> <li>Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain</li> <li>Humanitarian Protection</li> <li>Leave Outside the Rules</li> <li>Ukraine Family Scheme</li> <li>Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine)</li> <li>Ukraine Extension Scheme</li> <li>The husband, wife, civil partner or child of any of the above 9&nbsp;bullets</li> <li>Afghan Relocation &amp; Assistance Policy (Formally known as Afghan Locally Engaged Staff under the Intimidation Policy)</li> <li>Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 Leave<sup><strong>%</strong></sup></li> <li>Calais Leave to Remain</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Yes - individuals with any of the statuses listed under section 4 are eligible to receive funding and are exempt from the 3-year residency rule</em></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="color:#ad1457">%</span>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>Includes children where they have been granted &quot;leave in line&quot; by virtue of being a dependent child of such a person</em></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000">5. Non-UK National&nbsp;<span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">who is also a non-EEA national</span></span></p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">Yes - if ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning; and Permission (<em>not for educational purposes</em>) to<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;live in UK</span></p> <p>6<span style="background-color:transparent; color:#000000">. Irish National</span></p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent">Yes - if not also a UK national; and ordinarily resident in the UK and/or Ireland for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size:1rem">7.</span><span style="font-size:1rem"> </span><span style="font-size:1rem">Family members of UK and EEA Nationals</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:1rem">&nbsp;(<em>A &lsquo;family member&rsquo; is the husband, wife, civil partner, child, grandchild, dependent parent or grandparent of a UK or EEA national</em>)</span></p> <p>Yes &ndash; if required, has obtained pre-settled or settled status under EU settlement scheme; and ordinarily resident in the UK/EEA for at least the previous<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;3 years on the first day of learning</p> <p><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size:1rem">8.</span><span style="font-size:1rem"> </span><span style="font-size:1rem">Extension or variation of current immigration permission</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:1rem">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (</span><em>A learner or family member is considered to still have the immigration permission that they held when they made their application for an</em><br /> <em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;extension &ndash; only if the application was made before their current permission expired</em><span style="font-size:1rem">)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1rem">Yes &ndash; if their application for extension was made timely and the home office has not made a decision yet</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000">9. Children of Turkish Workers</span></p> <p>Yes &ndash; if the Turkish worker is ordinarily resident in the UK on of before 20 December 2020 and has Turkish European Community Association<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Agreement (ECAA) rights or extended ECAA leave; and the child has been ordinarily resident in the UK, EEA and/or Turkey for at least the<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;previous 3 years on the first day of learning and is resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020</p> <p><span style="color:#000000"><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">10.</span><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">Asylum Seekers</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1rem">Individuals refused asylum will be eligible if</span></p> <ul> <li> <ul> <li>They have appealed the decision against granting refugee status and no decision has been made within 6 months of lodging the appeal; or</li> <li>They are granted support for themselves under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or</li> <li>They are receiving local authority support for themselves under section 23C or section 23CA of the Children Act 1989</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><span style="background-color:transparent"><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">Yes &ndash; if they have lived in UK for 6 months or longer while the claim is being considered by Home Office with no decision made; or are<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;receiving local authority support under section 23C or section 23CA of the Children Act 1989 or the Care Act 2014</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000">11. Persons granted Stateless Leave</span></p> <p>A person granted stateless leave is a person who:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <ul> <li>Has extant leave to remain as a stateless person under the immigration rules; and</li> <li>Has been ordinarily resident in the UK and islands throughout the period since the person was granted such leave</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yes &ndash; if ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first funding year of the course; and have been ordinarily resident in the UK and islands throughout the 3-year period preceding the first day of the first funding year of the course</p> <p><span style="color:#000000">12. Learners in the Armed Forces</span></p> <p>Includes:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <ul> <li>British armed forces personnel, Ministry of Defence personnel or civil and crown servants</li> <li>British armed forces personnel, Ministry of Defence personnel or civil and crown servants on postings outside the UK, including their family members</li> <li>Members of other nations&rsquo; armed forces stationed in England, and their family members, aged 19 and over if the armed forces individual has been ordinarily resident in England for the previous 3 years on the first day of learning</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent; font-size:1rem">(<em>Family members living outside of England are not funded</em>)</span></p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent">Yes &ndash; if learner lives outside the devolved authority areas and learning takes place in England</span></p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent"><span style="color:#000000">13. Learners who live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland</span><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (<em>These learners will generally not be funded</em>)</span></p> <p><span style="background-color:transparent">Yes &ndash; but only in very special circumstances. <strong>Please check with a manager.</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>