Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs Offer

If you are aged 19 and over you could get a Level 3 qualification fully funded through the Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs Offer.

Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs

In September 2020, the Prime Minister announced the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. As part of this, in 2021 the Government announced it planned to invest £2.5 billion in the fund over the coming years. Originally launched as The National Skills Fund, the free courses for jobs offer is intended to help adults gain the skills needed to improve their job prospects, supporting the immediate economic recovery and building the future skills that employers require.

Since April 2021, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee has given adult learners (who will be studying for their first full Level 3 qualification) the opportunity to study without paying course fees.

Adult learners are able to access free courses that will boost their career, increasing their opportunities to gain promotion and career progression within their current workplace, or allowing them to retrain for a new career.

The eligible courses offer progression within specific industries and address skills required for the local and national labour markets

By boosting the supply of skills that employers require, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee allows us to offer a range of courses to any adult meeting the eligibility criteria.

The courses shown below are eligible for this fee waiver, which is now available to adults of all ages who do not already have a full Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualification.

AAT AccountingAdvanced Diploma Level 3
Engineering - Advanced Technical Engineering Level 3
Bricklaying Level 1/2
Carpentry and Joinery Level 1/2
Counselling Skills Diploma Level 3
Early Years Educator (CACHE Diploma) Level 3 (PT)
Electrical InstallationsLevel 1/2
Furniture Production Level 2/3
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2/3
Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint Level 2/3