National Skills Fund

The National Skills Fund aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy.

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Fully Funded Level 3 Adult Courses

The National Skills Fund, as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee which was announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020, aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and to support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require.

This additional funding will give adults aged 19 and over, without a full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels), free access to fully-funded level 3 courses in order to support them in gaining the skills needed for jobs in sectors such as construction, logistics, healthcare and digital.

Our current Level 3 courses for Adults:

Higher Education Bursary

All students joining a Higher Education programme are liable for tuition fees.  There are no concessions available however you can apply for a Student Loan to cover your tuition fee. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan. The College also has an HE Bursary and students can apply for this.

Advanced Learning Loan

Making the decision to return to education can be daunting but the Advanced Learning Loan means that course fees shouldn't be a barrier to your learning, no matter what your current financial situation. 

Additional Financial Support

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for additional support in the form of discounted travel, free meals or help with childcare during your time at College. 

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