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The high needs funding system

An online course for anyone who needs to know and understand how high needs funding works for FE providers.

At the end of the course participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of the complexities of the high needs funding system
  • have a greater understanding of contracting and budgeting, and how to ensure effective working between LAs and colleges
  • be more aware of negotiating fees and contracting with LAs
  • know more about current developments and directions of travel in relation to High Needs funding and contracting.


This course will be of interest to leaders, managers and finance officers in colleges, local authority officers and other stakeholders with an interest in high needs funding in FE.

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