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The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

Progress Coach support

In order to support all *eligible 16-19 year old students, who have had their learning disrupted by coronavirus (COVID-19), students now have a unique opportunity to receive additional tailored one-to-one or small group tuition sessions, which will be delivered by a team of expert Progress Coaches.

*What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund? 

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from the ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Strategic Alignment

The purpose of the tuition fund is fully aligned with BCA’s core values, which are to:

  • provide a supportive and inclusive approach to learning

  • give everyone the opportunity to develop and grow as an individual

  • inspire our students to achieve their aspirations and recognise achievement

These values are further underpinned by BCA’s overarching mission, which is “Providing high quality education that gives our students the knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in their chosen career.”

How will the funds be used?

BCA will use these funds to provide progress coaches to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.   Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) are also eligible for support. All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already in place for students. It is for students who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths

  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.

What will the tuition sessions look like?

Support provided to eligible students will range from one-to-one through to small group sessions (normally no more than 5 students per/group) and these sessions will be tailored to address gaps in technical or academic knowledge and skills, ensuring all students are given the opportunity and encouraged to reach their full potential.  Furthermore, the dedicated delivery and support team will ensure students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds including high achieving disadvantaged students are supported in overcoming any potential barriers that present themselves throughout the year.

The planned range of sessions includes the following approaches:

  • English and maths GCSE booster sessions support by subject coaches

  • One-to-one supported tuition and coaching sessions

  • GCSE examination preparation and revision sessions

  • Vocational or Technical subject coaching sessions, tailored to address specific gaps in knowledge

  • Study skills sessions to support academic progress

  • Project based learning activities aligned to main subjects being studied

  • Tool box talks

  • Industry supported ‘insight sessions’ and ‘master classes’

By producing and publishing this statement BCA is setting out how the 16-19 tuition fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students, demonstrating its committed to ensuring the impact of the fund is maximised and used in accordance with the published guidance: