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Level 3 Adult Offer – Free Qualifications available from April 2021!



There are two funding opportunities currently available for Level 3 learners. The first is for a number of our Level 3 Health & Social Care and Childcare courses and the second is for some of our creative courses. These are different offers and have different terms.

From 1 April 2021, some Level 3 courses have been fully funded for adults aged 19 and over, who do not already have a Level 3 or equivalent. This funding is subject to conditions.

At WAES, we will have 5 courses available in this free offer:


The Greater London Authority have also agreed to fund a number of Level 3 creative courses for London learners. This offer applies to adults, aged 19 and older, living in London and earning less than £21,157.50 per year or unemployed and in receipt of benefits.

At WAES, we will have 4 courses available in this free offer:


What is the Level 3 Adult Offer?

A number of selected courses will form part of the Government National Skills Fund and entitlement funding. Adults aged 19 and over, who do not already have a Level 3 or equivalent qualification, could be eligible for FREE* place.

This offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020. It forms part of a long-term commitment to remove barriers that prevent adults achieving their first Level 3 qualification, such as age constraints or personal financial barriers.

This offer will allow adults access to training and get the skills they need to boost their careers or increase employability.

In addition, the Greater London Authority have agreed to include a number of Level 3 courses in their Adult Education budget and fully fund those learners who are in receipt of benefits or on low wage (less than £21,157.50 per year). Please contact us to find out if you qualify.

Even if you do not qualify for this funding, there are still many other funding schemes available, or we can help you access an Advanced Learner Loan. Please still get in touch if you are interested in enrolling.

*Funding is subject to conditions.


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.


Further Information & How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us.



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