We are pleased to offer a number of fully-funded Level 3 qualifications to adults who have not yet gained a Level 3 qualification. Courses are available at our Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses. Read on to see if you are eligible to gain a Level 3 qualification at no cost to you and view the list of free qualifications you can study to boost your skills and opportunities.
The level 3 adult offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020. This offer is a long-term commitment to remove the age constraints and financial barriers for adults looking to study for their first level 3 qualification so that they can access training to enable them to progress.
The government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. The National Skills Fund will help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. It will support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require.
*Free to those who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.*
You will need to be aged 24 and over, and have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
A Level 3 qualification is equivalent to either an advanced technical certificate, diploma or 2 full A levels.
The courses are completely free and paid for by the new National Skills Fund if you meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are 19 to 23 years old you will continue to be eligible to study for your first full Level 3 or Level 2 qualification for free through the adult education budget as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. You can find out more about this by clicking here
Please note that funding for these courses is yet to be announced by the Government, therefore, may be subject to change.
Online Distance Learning
Online learning means the flexibility to study from home, or from the workplace, at a time that suits you. Courses start when you are ready. Online learning allows for completely bespoke professional development packages, helping you achieve your career goals.