OLN projects - How to apply for funding and project management arrangements

Course code: UCKR001P

Subject area: Specialist

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


17th Sep 2021 - 17th Sep 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course is for people working in the voluntary or community sectors who are looking for funding to deliver learning opportunities to disadvantaged groups in Oxfordshire. It will set out government and local priorities for community learning; explain how the funding available works; go through the application process; outline due diligence requirements and sub-contracting arrangements. It will also briefly give an overview of quality assurance and course management requirements but a follow-on course for successful applicants will cover this in more detail.

In the morning the course will cover the following:
• What kind of organisations can apply?
• Priority target groups and learner eligibility
• Funding available and how to maximise funding when designing a project
• Application process and timetable
• Criteria for awarding funding
• Case studies – successful projects from previous years
• Due Diligence requirements and drawing up a contract for sub-contracted delivery
• Brief overview of quality assurance arrangements and course management requirements

In the afternoon there will be an optional workshop session to give support to people who already have an idea for a project and would like to start putting their application together with support.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Participants can apply for funding to run an OLN Project starting in January 2022 and, if successful, they will be invited to the next course: Delivering an OLN Project – Quality assurance and course management requirements.
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will primarily be information giving but there will be some interactive activities.
Assessment will be informal through tutor observation and question and answer sessions throughout the course. Additional support will be available before and during the OLN project application process.