Lifetime skills guarantee - free training

Define your future at City of Wolverhampton College! 

The National Skills Fund (NSF) is a government learning initiative which enables adults to train and gain skills by studying for a fully-funded (free) Level 3 qualification.   

As part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee – the government’s commitment to help everyone gain skills for life – funding of £2.5 billion has been allocated to support adults to access learning programmes across England.  

Hundreds of courses have been chosen specifically to support economic recovery, boost people’s skills and meet the recruitment needs of employers in a wide range of sectors. 

Free Level 3 qualifications are currently available in care, construction, digital, engineering, healthcare, and teaching to anyone aged 19 or over who does not already have a Level 3 qualification or above.* 

What’s more, from April 2022, any adult in England earning under the National Living Wage will be able to access the free qualifications, even if they already have a qualification at Level 3 or above. 

And, in a further boost, financial help may also be able to pay for childcare, travel and other college costs. 

To find out the range of fully-funded Level 3 courses on offer and to check your eligibility, or to discuss which would be the best course for you, contact us and we’ll be in touch to discuss your application further. 

Take advantage of the fully-funded courses and choose City of Wolverhampton College to define your future with a new skill or a new career! 

Eligible courses include:

  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3
  • Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation (450)
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science
  • BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)
  • Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
  • Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles (VRQ)
  • Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Extended NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  • GCE A Level in Biology
  • GCE A Level in Chemistry
  • GCE A Level in Mathematics
  • GCE A Level in Physics
  • NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

* equivalent to A Levels or an advanced technical certificate or diploma.