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Free Level 3 Courses from the National Skills Fund

If you are aged 19 or over and do not already have an A Level or equivalent, the National Skills Fund means you could join one of a number of our courses and gain a Level 3 qualification for free.

This offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and a long-term commitment to remove barriers that prevent adults achieving their first Level 3 qualification.


Why should I get my first Level 3 qualification?

Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A Levels and include advanced technical certificates and diplomas, so are ideal whether you are looking to retrain, upskill or progress to university.

These qualifications open up new opportunities to stand out to potential employers and could help increase your earnings by 9%.


Free Health and Social Care Level 3 Courses at WAES


Free Business, Digital and Accounting Level 3 Courses at WAES


How to apply

Choose one of our courses above that are eligible for the National Skills Fund, ranging from accounting to understanding autism, and boost your job prospects whether you want to work in health, business or even cyber security.

The course pages will show a fee but this will not apply as long as you are eligible for a free place through the National Skills Fund.

Many of our Health and Social Care courses are taught through distance learning and labelled as 'Start any time', giving you the flexibility to begin when you choose and study at home around your work, childcare or any other commitments.

Please contact us to find out if you qualify for the National Skills Fund, and even if you do not, there are still many other funding schemes available or we can help you access an Advanced Learner Loan.


Why are only these courses available?

The courses available under this offer have been carefully chosen by the government to address skills needs in the economy and fill gaps in the job market, such as healthcare, accounting and digital.



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