Essential guide to AEB funding and rules [WEBINAR]

Essential guide to AEB funding and rules [WEBINAR]

3 November 2020, 12:00 - 14:30

In this live 2.5hr technical webinar Nick Linford will cover everything you need to know about the ESFA’s funding eligibility and formula for the Adult Education Budget for 2020/21.

The ESFA has published the AEB funding rates and formula document for 2020/21 along with the draft funding rules. which will form the basis for this training session.

The session will include lots of worked examples and attendees will receive a copy of Nick’s AEB course dynamic funding profiler.

In addition to being able to ask questions during the webinar, those that register will also receive a copy of all the materials, including a link to a full video of the session.

Feedback from webinar on 27/05/20, published with permission:

“Very informative, lots of key information offered in a professional manner. Would recommend.” Gary Durant, Head of Traineeships, Weston College

“Interesting and informative”, Marios Chrysostomou,  Talented Training

“Excellent! Information was concise and totally relevant, thank you”, Julie Hallas, Learning and Curriculum Manager, Skills for Work, Bradford Council

“Pitched at just the right level, really useful.”, Laura Wallace, Adult Skills Manager, Myerscough College

“Very useful, helpful and much needed whilst we are all juggling with competing, challenging and new priorities at the moment in response to COVID, therefore this targeted webinar approach is excellent.”, Paula Reid-L’esperance, Head of MIS, Barnet and Southgate College

“Great webinar and really informative”, Ian Richards, Director of Finance, Chesterfield College

Topics covered by Nick:

1. AEB overview, key documents and changes for 2020/21
2. AEB devolution – key differences from ESFA and changes for 2020/21
3. Funding eligibility and evidence
4. Full-funding entitlements and local flexibilities
5. Funding formula and rates for full and co-funding (incl. Single Activity Matrix)
6. Funding maths, English and ESOL – key differences
7. Using the Learning Aims Reference System
8. Creating an AEB course dynamic funding profiler
9. Key ILR issues and related tools in 2020/21 (incl ESFA portals and FIS)
10. Funding audit for AEB and the use of the PDSATs

Curriculum, funding, finance, MIS managers and other senior staff will benefit, particularly from organisations such as:

– Independent learning providers
– FE colleges
– Local authority providers
– Sector related organisations (including LEPs and MCAs)
– Other organisations with an interest in AEB funding

Places are expected to go fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. These 2.5hr technical commercial ‘expert’ webinars cost £125 + VAT (£85 + VAT for Gold Members) per registration, which will include the materials and recording.


This webinar is brought to you by Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships and both the Hands-on guide to post-16 funding and the Hands-on guide to post-16 performance and data published by Pearson. Nick was Director of Planning and Performance at Lewisham College for six years whilst also playing a leading role in capacity building on the use of funding performance, data quality and curriculum planning in the learning and skills sector. Nick also wrote the AELP and LSIS funded Sub-contracting toolkit. Nick is owner and a director of Lsect and founded the newspapers FE Week and Schools Week.

To download more information about Nick click here.


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