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The National Skills Fund

Are you looking for a new challenge?

A new career, a new opportunity, a new qualification?
And all for free?
Introducing…the National Skills Fund!

The National Skills Fund

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All you need to know about the National Skills Fund

What is it?

The National Skills Fund is a government-funded initiative which provides adults over the age of 19 with an opportunity to improve their career prospects by expanding their current skills or training in a new industry. As part of this, a new Level 3 offer for eligible adults has been developed to help more adults in the UK achieve their first full Level 3 qualification than
ever before.

If you are eligible, your qualifications won’t cost you a penny!

What can I study?

The National Skills Fund is an exciting range of Level 3 qualifications for adults, that are aligned to the jobs that the country needs skilled worker to help the economy recover. That means you have the opportunity to study:

  • A Levels
  • Technical Certificates
  • Extended Diplomas

and many more in the following sectors:

  • childcare and early years
  • health and social care
  • engineering
  • building and construction
  • accounting, business and finance
  • leadership and management
  • and more

The best bits

The best bits about the National Skills Fund:

  • exciting range of Level 3 qualifications
  • qualifications are linked to jobs that will help the economy recover
  • if you’re eligible, they are free to study
  • removes age constraints and financial barriers to studying

They’re absolutely perfect if you want to:

  • Re-train for a new career
  • Re-set your CV with new qualifications
  • Re-discover your passions

Am I eligible for free Level 3 qualifications?

It will be free to study our Adult Level 3 offer if you:

  • are a resident of the UK
  • are aged 19+
  • don’t yet have a full Level 3 qualification

The Skills Funded courses may also be available to anyone 19+ who has a Full Level 3 but is on a Low Wage or unemployed on benefits at the time of enrolment.

It’s worth noting that 19 to 23 year olds can also access additional courses for free through their legal entitlement to a first full Level 3 qualification. Contact for more information.


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Testimonial Julian Yuste

“Students should not close their own doors if they chose not to study at the age of 18, as I thought studying was not for me at that age. I believe that coming back to study after gaining work experience in the field has enabled me to better understand the course in general.”

Julian Yuste
Former engineering student