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Funding Information

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently carried out an exercise to streamline the number of qualifications available for government funding. 

This is to confirm that, from 1st August 2022, the following English Speaking Board (International) Ltd (ESB International) qualifications will no longer be available for government funding:

  • ESB Entry Level Award in Introducing Oral Skills for Interviews (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Art (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Drama (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Music (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Others (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Oral Interview Skills (Entry 2)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in First Steps in Communicating with Others (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Inspiring Confidence in Employability (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Inspiring Confidence in Employability (Entry 2)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Inspiring Confidence in Employability (Entry 3)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Oral Communication in the Community (Entry 2)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Oral Communication with Others (Entry 1)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Oral Interview Skills (Entry 3)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Preparing for Performing Within a Team (Entry 2)
  • ESB Entry Level Award in Reading to a Child (Entry 3)
  • ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 5)
  • ESB Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life
  • ESB Level 3 Award in Travel and Tourism for Oral Communication Skills for Overseas Resort Representatives

You can find out more information here.

To find out information on which ESB qualifications are still funded, please click here: https://esbuk.org/web/funding/external-funding/

Don’t worry though, you can still deliver these qualifications and you may also be able to access our Christabel Burniston Fund. 

Please contact our business development team for more information: business@esbuk.org.

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