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Government free courses for jobs scheme

Are you an adult aged 19+? If you don’t hold a work-related level 3 qualification, you could be eligible to study a fully funded level 3 course under the Government’s ‘free courses for jobs’ scheme to help you gain the skills you need to get the job you want – whatever your stage of life.

What is the Government free courses for jobs scheme?

The programmes are being delivered to support adults into employment.

If you are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, you can access a free level 3 qualification. A Level 3 qualification is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.

If you already have a level 3 qualification or higher, but you earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319) or are unemployed, you can also access these qualifications for free. This is regardless of any qualifications you already have.

Some of these qualifications are available to study online or part-time.

You may be able to get help to pay for childcare, travel and other costs.

The qualifications could help you to gain skills that employers value, improve your job prospects and earn a good wage.

You can find out more information about the scheme on the Government’s website here.

You can study the following level 3 courses fully funded under the scheme:

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As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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