Edexcel Funding Network Funding for BTEC Qualifications. Nick Linford Head of Planning, Funding and Projects 25 September 2007. Presentation Contents. 1. The Level 3 BTEC funding rates. The LSC proposal The rationale for the proposal The proposed glh rate reductions
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Head of Planning, Funding and Projects
25 September 2007
1. The Level 3 BTEC funding rates
2. And if there is time…..
In January 2007 the LSC, with reference to level 3 GNVQ successor qualifications, stated that ‘significant rate changes have been considered by the LSC in its annual review of funding rates…with a view to revising the rates in line with the awarding body glh [guided learning hours] in 2008/09’
These funding reductions relate to Edexcel BTEC:
The LSC believe the rates they set for these qualifications are in excess of the costs associated with delivery
Costs, in terms of setting the ‘base rate’, are simply expressed by the LSC as guided learning hours (glh)
When actual duration (glh) analysis suggests the rates are too high, the LSC can and does reduce the rates
The following reductions are being considered by the LSC
HOWEVER….it is not the case that these reductions translate intosimilar reductions in LSC funding rates, nor have the LSC published what the impact on funding rates would be.
That would be far too simple!!
The impact on funding rates (1 of 2)
Within the current funding methodology, funding rates are based on glh bands. The likely impact on funding via the current methodology would be:
BUT….the LSC are scrapping the current funding formula, along with the glh bands and qualification rates.
The impact on funding rates (2 of 2)
From 2008/09, a new and very different funding formula has been proposed. This replaces funding rates with Standard Learner Numbers (SLNs), and replaces glh banding with a glh ‘divisor’.
Unpublished LSC modelling suggests the likely impact on funding via the new funding methodology would be:
The evidence strongly supports a National Diploma rate reduction from one based on 1,440 glh to one based on 1,080 glh (2.4 SLN)
National Diploma delivery durations in 2005/06 (England)
The evidence does not strongly support a National Certificate rate reduction, so likely to stay at 900 glh (2 SLN)
National Certificate delivery durations in 2005/06 (England)
The evidence does not support a National Award rate reduction, so likely to stay at 450 glh (1 SLN)
National Award delivery durations in 2005/06 (England)
The LSC have the power to change rates, assign qualifications priority statuses and even remove funding eligibility
The new SLN funding methodology complicates comparisons as it creates different variances depending on the qualification and provider
I believe the LSC are addressing the rate proposals with integrity, and as a result the BTEC Cert and Award rates will not be reduced
2008/09 funding methodology is expected to be published in late October whilst the qualification rates will be published in December
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