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The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 Academic Year


The purpose of this statement is to set out how Bolton College will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been disadvantaged in education due to coronavirus (COVID-19).



In response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Bolton College have been provided with an additional amount of 16-19 Tuition Funding from the ESFA. This funding will be used to provide additional support and extra tuition for any learner who has identified ‘gaps in learning’ within the initial assessment process, or where there is further evidence that added support may enhance progression or destination opportunities.


The additional support underpins Bolton College’s key priorities to ensure an inclusive, employment focussed curriculum.



The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths.


In addition to providing additional provision for English and Mathematics (E&M), the fund will be used to support progressing students on vocational courses where assessment may have been deferred because of lockdown. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), up to aged 24, who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies will also be supported by this provision.


Tuition groups will comprise of no more than five students, with the tuition sessions scheduled on top of the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and on-campus delivery.


Bolton College will utilise established internal and external providers of high-quality Tuition in order to support Tuition Fund delivery opportunities.


Support will be provided in the following ways:

  • Small group workshops will be delivered for English and maths throughout the week to provide catch up tuition for 16-19 learners who are working towards a grade 4 or above attainment
  • Small group provision will also be available to support learners to develop the essential higher level mathematical and language skills required to underpin development within vocational curriculum
  • Small group Vocational sessions to support learners to catch up missed work and build confidence is practical elements
  • Small group core skills based project led activities designed motivate learners who find online engagement challenging
  • ‘Curriculum Specific’ Assignment Support Workshops
  • Additional 1-1 out of class support
  • Personal mentor support


Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual’s need assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.



The College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:

  • producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • publishing this guidance on the College website
  • recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
  • delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds made available for 2020/21 and 2021/22
  • notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.


The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 Academic Year’