Fully-Funded Adult Level 3 Programmes

Study a Level 3 Qualification

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 and online. 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.

Are you an employer? Interested in how the Free Level 3 qualification can develop your workforce? Click here.

*Free to those who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.*

Eligibility Requirements

Courses Funded Under Level 3 Offer

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

About this qualification

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings.

It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. 

Online Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

About this qualification

This qualification will enable you to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being. It will equip learners with the skills needed to work in a mental health service, making it ideal for those who want to progress in the health and social care sector.

For learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. This could include those who already work in mental health services and want to progress within their career, as well as those who want to develop their knowledge for personal reasons or to start a new career in the sector.

Online Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

About this qualification

Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.

Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

About this qualification

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of a playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It provides an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff. The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised.

Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (PM)

About this qualification

This course forms the foundation of counselling practice as well as providing essential listening and communications skills used by professionals.

The content of the qualification will support the personal development and development of counselling skills and knowledge with an aim to helping learners secure a career in the counselling sector.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (RQF) (AM)

About this qualification

This course forms the foundation of counselling practice as well as providing essential listening and communications skills used by professionals. The content of the qualification will support the personal development and development of counselling skills and knowledge with an aim to helping learners secure a career in the counselling sector.

Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Huntingdon)

About this qualification

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) level 3 course is an accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

This course is on Monday from 10 am till 4 pm at our Huntingdon Campus

Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting – Blended Learning (Cambridge)

About this qualification

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) level 3 course is an accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

Based at our Cambridge Campus, this flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting – Blended Learning (Online)

About this qualification

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) level 3 course is an accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

This flexible course is delivered as blended learning, and combines online learning with virtual lessons using Teams.

Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership (CMI)

About this qualification

The CMI Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership qualifications are aimed at currently practising and aspiring managers who will be supervising or managing a team to achieve clear goals or outcomes. Individuals will set and monitor these goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance. Operational and project activities are a key part of their day to day role.

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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.

Free* Level 3 Qualifications for Employers

Are you an employer looking to develop your workforce?

By encouraging your eligible employees to sign up for a Level 3 qualification you will be helping to upskill and develop your employees. This offering could also help employers reskill current employees with the aim to advance them to higher levels within your organisation.

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