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Free Courses for Adults Earning Less Than £18,525!

Want to retrain or gain a recognised qualification? Perhaps you’re thinking about expanding your skills or starting a new career? Now could be your opportunity to do it for free! The Government is offering FREE entry level, level 1 and level 2 courses for those who are employed (including self-employed) and earning less than £18,525* annual gross salary.

You may be also entitled to a FREE course if you:

  • would like to study functional skills in English and maths – excluding English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • would like to study GCSE English or GCSE Maths and you do not already hold grades 9 to 4 (or A* to C under the old system) in these subjects
  • are aged between 19 and 23 and this is your first eligible** full level 2 qualification (ie equivalent to five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 or A* to C, BTEC First Certificate or an NVQ Level 2)
  • are aged between 19 and 23 and this is your first eligible** full level 3 qualification (ie equivalent to two A Levels at grades A* to C, BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or an NVQ Level 3)
  • would like to gain a level 2 qualification, but first need to gain an entry/level 1 qualification (certain other criteria applies)
  • are unemployed and in receipt of certain benefits**.

There are some courses you can study for free even if you already have a level 3 qualification. Click here to view these courses.

For more information, take a look through our Adult Education Mini Guide 2022-23 or to speak to our staff about the range of courses on offer.

View all eligible courses

* evidence of earnings required

**see our eligibility criteria for details