The SFA have published their Funding Rules which can be found here. Section 91 in the Funding Rules refers to the Team Programme. This section is set out below  

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is for 16- to 25-year-olds. It is a 12-week course designed to improve confidence, motivation and skills. Each ‘team’ aims to recruit a mix of 16- to 25-year-olds of different abilities and backgrounds, including employees sponsored by their employers. The ‘teams’ are funded by us but are run and managed locally by providers in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

91. We will continue to fund the Prince’s Trust Team Programme at 2012/2013 levels. As such, you must claim the following.

91.1. As shown in the rates matrix, the funding rate for the Award or Certificate in employment, teamwork and community skills (QCF) at entry level 3, level 1 and level 2.

91.2. All other costs using the Earnings Adjustment Statement, by using the ‘Authorised Claims’ section for the difference between the qualification rate and the 2012/2013 rate

Other sections of the SFA Funding Rules will apply to learners on the Team programme so partners should not see this section in isolation.


Documents which provide advice on EFA funding for 16/17 can be found below:

Funding regulations for post-16 provision

Funding rates and formula

English and maths

Peter Mucklow sent a letter to partners confirming that the Team programme has been approved as a stepping stone towards a GCSE in English and Maths and therefore can be treated as meeting the condition of funding for English and Maths in 2014/15 and beyond.

Read Peter Mucklow's Letter (pdf, 328kb)

The EFA also published information on maths and English condition of funding for academic years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 on 4 December 2014.

If you would like any further information on funding please contact us at qualifications@princes-trust.org.uk or 0207 543 1391.