16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

The 16-19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

The Education and Skills Funding Agency 16 to 19 tuition fund has been allocated to colleges in 2021/22 in addition to the main college funding. The funding is being provided to support students who have been academic ally disadvantaged due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The full guidance can be found here: 16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund – GOV.UK (

The tuition fund will be used to support small groups of young people aged 16-19 who have yet to achieve a grade 5 in English and/ or mathematics. The College will prioritise students without a grade 4. Support will be offered to help progressing students on vocational programme where learning may have been disrupted. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – will also be supported by this provision.

Macclesfield College has designed a process to direct this funding where it will have the most impact. Using student starting points and with clear evidence of assessment of need, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring that students who have not yet achieved a GCSE in English/ maths at grade 5 have access to English and maths tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement.
  • Ensuring that students without a GCSE in English/ maths at grade 5 have vocational tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement
  • Prioritising students for additional tuition to ensure that those who need extra support receive it first.

Examples of support on offer will include:

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Vocational knowledge and skills development catch-up sessions


The College will timetable sessions in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. The sessions will be delivered by teachers and support staff with the relevant skills and experience. Sessions may be delivered using a blend of online and in-college delivery and will all be subject to the College’s quality assurance processes.