Source of funding: attribute field


The organisation or source from which funding has been received directly for this learning aim in this teaching year.

Reason required

To identify the organisation or source from which funds have been received.



Min Occurs
Max Occurs

Collection requirements

  • Collected for all aims


  • The Source of funding identifies the organisation which has directly funded the learning aim and that passes funds directly to you. No attempt should be made to use this field to indicate sources beyond the one directly providing the funds.

Other sources of funding

  • If the Funding model field is recorded with code 99 'Non-funded', then this field must not contain codes 105 (Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - Adult), or 107 (Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - 16-19).

  • Code 108 should be used to record funding for Community Learning provision that is paid through Local Authorities.

  • If the learning aim is financed by an Advanced Learner Loan, this field is not required and must not be returned.

  • If the learner or employer is paying the full cost of the learning aim, this field is not required and must not be returned.

Attribute Codes

SOF1Office for Students (OfS)
SOF105Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - Adult
SOF107Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - 16-19
SOF108Local authority (Community Learning funds)
SOF110Greater Manchester Combined Authority
SOF111Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
SOF112West Midlands Combined Authority
SOF113West of England Combined Authority
SOF114Tees Valley Combined Authority
SOF115Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
SOF116Greater London Authority
SOF117North of Tyne Combined Authority
SOF118Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
SOF119West Yorkshire Combined Authority
SOF120 - 130Unassigned