National Skills Fund – 06/04/2021

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The Government is investing £2.5billion in the National Skills Fund, which will help adults gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects.

Any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full Level 3 Qualification – equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or A-Levels – can now access hundreds of full-funded courses. As well as this, 19-23 year olds can also access additional courses for free through their legal entitlement to a first full Level 3 Qualification.

Qualifications are currently available in the following:

  • engineering
  • building and construction
  • health and social care
  • childcare and early years
  • digital
  • business management
  • accounting and finance
  • public services
  • medicine and dentistry
  • environmental conservation
  • forestry
  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • mathematics and statistics
  • science
  • teaching and lecturing
  • warehousing and distribution
  • manufacturing technologies
  • transportation operations and maintenance

Follow the link below to see a full list of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications: 



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