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ERIC Number: ED450234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Funding Systems and Their Impact on Skills. Skills Task Force Research Paper 11.
Felstead, Alan; Unwin, Lorna
This paper is designed to provide the reader with a map of how government funding of post-16 education and training provision in Great Britain operates, with a particular focus on Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) and Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) funding streams. It also outlines some consequences current funding arrangements have for skills delivery. Following an introduction, section 2 considers how work-based training supplied by TECs is funded. This covers the way in which funds are allocated from central government to the government offices for the regions and how funds are then passed on to TECs. The section provides evidence on the varied and less than transparent ways that TECs use to fund training providers. These differences are highlighted with examples taken from existing provider contracts. Section 3 reviews evidence on the impact these funding arrangements have for the nature of skills delivery. Sections 4 and 5 shift the focus onto the funding of further education. Section 4 considers how the FEFC provides financial support to the 435 institutions it funds. The impact of the FEFC funding methodology on skills supply is the subject of section 5. The paper concludes with a summary. (Appendixes include lists of abbreviations and 83 references.) (YLB)
DfEE Publications, P.O. Box 5050, Sudbury, Suffolk, England CO10 6YJ. Tel: 0845 60 222 60; Fax: 0845 60 333 60 (SKT16).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)