Your Guide to Fully Funded Training

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Are you eligible for FREE training?
There is Free Funding available on the following courses:

  • Skills for life at all levels
  • First full level 2 qualifications (equivalent to 5 GCSEs)
  • First level 3 qualifications (equivalent to 2 A levels) for 19-24 year olds (reducing to 19-23 years in due course)
    some first level 4 qualifications for 19-24 year olds who don't already have a level 3 (reducing to 19-23 years in due course)
  • Some funding for people who already have qualifications at level 2 and 316 to18 year old apprenticeships

Please view our downloadable fnding criteria PDF for more detials on eligibility.


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Get in touch with us for Specific advice:
Should you have any questions on the way that FREE-funded training is delivered, or need to find a training provider who can help.

Please feel free to email us at: or call our advice line on 0121 369 0620.


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Does all this seem too much to digest?
There are many factors in operation for your Free training eligibility, so we are here to help, you can talk through your experience with us and we can point you in the right direction!

call us on 0121 369 0620.


Money matters – Information for Learners

You will need to match all of the following criteria:

  • Committed to achieving the qualification.
  • A UK national, have UK citizenship / have a UK passport.
  • European resident for more than 3 years, currently residing in England. Indefinite leave to remain in Europe.

For Apprenticeships the following additional criteria is also relevant:

  • Apprentices must not have a degree or the same qualification that they wish to study
  • Aged between 16 and 25
  • They must work at least 30 hours per week

To find out more contact us on 0121 369 0620



If you are 16-18 apprenticeships are fully funded. If you are over 19 and under 25 then they are part-funded (co-funded).

Level 2 + 3 entitlement - for adults - get the skills and qualifications you need to give your life and career a boost. Explanation on Entitlement to Level 2 and Level 3 fee remission:

  • Adults - anyone 19 years and over - studying for their first full Level 2 qualification (NVQ/QCF 2, etc) is entitled to 100% tuition fee remission.
  • Students aged at least 19 but under 25 are also eligible to claim 100% tuition fee remission if studying for their first full Level 3 qualification.

You may be eligible for 100% tuition fee remission providing you do not already have one of the following full Level 3 qualifications:

  • 2 or more A Levels
  • GNVQ Advanced
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education
  • NVQ Level 3
  • Vocationally related or other general qualifications at Level 3

Download your FREE Government eligibility criteria pdf here.

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