Funded Training

Nightingale Care Bursary

The Nightingale Care Bursary enables everyone to access Health & Social Care courses and qualifications for FREE. So, whether you’re looking to start a new and fulfilling career in care or want to upskill – we can support you!

Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 12 weeks that provide you with the opportunity to build valuable sector specific skills. What’s more, you’ll be offered a job interview with an employer once you complete the course and gain your qualification.

Training for Schools

We work in partnership with schools and educational settings of all shapes and sizes who take staff training and development as seriously as we do. Our aim is to ensure that you receive training and development support that you require.

The Poppins Bursary

The Poppins bursary offers development opportunities and training for those currently working or looking to enter the early years sector. It supports training initiatives for early years settings, with the goal of enhancing the range and quality of services offered in our communities.

Free Courses for Jobs

Adults in England have the chance to access their first level 3 qualification for free. This offer is also available to adults in England who earn less than the National Living Wage annually (£22,308) or who are unemployed. This is regardless of their prior qualification level.


We are supporting The Retrofit Academy CIC with their mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030. We have started to deliver their courses at ACL. Retrofit is the process of upgrading our existing homes to make them more energy efficient.

Parent Ambassadors

Parent Ambassadors Volunteers are a valued part of ACL Essex supporting parental engagement for schools and communities, whilst developing your skills to support others.


Multiply is a fully funded program to help support you, your family and community become more confident with maths and numeracy.

Flexible Learning

Whatever your ambitions start fulfilling them! Take the next steps in your career with a course you can complete at a time that suits you.