National Skills Level 3 Offer

If you are aged 24 and over you can get a Level 3 qualification fully funded through the National Skills Level 3 Adult Offer.

From April 2021, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee gives adult learners (who will be studying for their first full Level 3 qualification) the opportunity to study a course for free.

Part of the government’s National Skills Fund to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment, and to improve their job prospects.

Adult learners will be 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 1/2/3
Carpentry and Joinery Level 1/2/3
Children's Play, Learning and Development Level 3
Construction and the Built Environment Level 3
Counselling Skills Diploma Level 3
Early Years Educator (CACHE Diploma) Level 3
Electrical InstallationsLevel 1/2/3
Furniture Production Level 2/3
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2/3
Vehicle Accident Repair and Paint Level 2/3