Free Courses for Adults Earning Less Than £15,700!

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 are trialling a new one-year scheme to offer FREE entry level, level 1 and level 2 courses for those who are employed and earning less than £15,700* 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**.

For more information, take a look through our Adult Education Guide or to speak to our staff about the range of courses on offer come along to our Adult Education Open Evening on Wednesday 18 July.

* evidence of earnings required (scheme aimed at those who are employed, not self-employed)

**see our eligibility criteria for details