Please find below an explanation of who might be entitled to a free course. Please note we try to keep this page up to date as much as we can but some information is subject to change. We firmly encourage anyone with queries about funding to get in touch by calling 01752 305300 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Funding for Adults
Level 1 and 2 Courses
People of all ages can study GCSE maths and English for free if you do not have a grade 4 (a grade C) or above in these subjects. Functional skills in English and maths can also be studied for free by adults of any age providing they haven’t achieved a level 2 qualification in these subjects.
Level 3 and Above
To find out which courses are covered by the Lifetime Skills Guarantee or the Courses for Jobs offer, call our team on 01752 305300.
The Level 3 Courses for Jobs initiative is aimed at those who are unemployed or earning less than £20,319. Those who fall into this category can study a level 3 course for FREE regardless of their age or previous qualifications. The National Skills Fund only covers certain courses.
Advanced Learner Loans
The Advanced Learner Loan enables any student (aged 19 or over) studying a level 3 (equivalent to A Level) or above further education course to apply for a loan to cover their course fees. See the Advanced Learner Loan page for more information and how to apply.