16-19 Tuition Fund 2020-21


The 16-19 Tuition Fund is a one-off funding allocation for 2021/22 academic year.

City College will be using this funding to provide catch-up tuition and support for small groups of learners whose progress has been disrupted by the pandemic. These sessions will be in addition to the planned City College timetable.

Our commitment

City 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 City 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
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed


City College is targeting support for learners across the following categories:

  • GCSE English and Maths

Learners who received centre assessed grades but have gaps in their knowledge will be supported with additional 1-1 or small group learning in preparation for the summer 2022 resit (grades 1-3). Additionally, learners who received a centre assessed grade 4 in their GCSE exams will also be supported to develop and consolidate their skills and knowledge to ensure smooth progression to the next level of vocational learning.

Additionally, learners who wanted to resit GCSE English or Maths in autumn 2021 but were unable to, will be provided with additional 1-1 or small group tuition either online or face to face.

  • Learners with Education, Health and Care Plans

A bespoke programme of small group support for SEND and High Needs Funded learners will support lost learning. Support will be developed on specific need, 1-1 or additional group tuition.

  • EAL learners

Learners for whom English is a second language will be targeted where they were unable to access classroom learning to develop their speaking and communication skills to support their progression and learning.

  • Vocational Learning

Learners who were disadvantaged during lockdown by the inability to access specific facilities and equipment will be supported to reduce the gap in their practical skills and theory. Small group tuition will be provided to allow students to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge