National Skills Level 3 Adult Offer

Are you over 24? Get a Level 3 qualification fully funded through the National Skills Level 3 Adult Offer.

Funding Support

  • Level 2 course could be free if:
    • You are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary
  • Level 3 course could be free if:
    • You are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification
    • You are aged 24+ and wish to undertake your first full level 3 course. This would be funded through the National Skills Adult Level 3 offer.
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. course fees, books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi

What is the National Skills Level 3 Adult Offer? 

From April 2021, any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, will be able to enrol on specific fully-funded courses instead of applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.

This means that you could enrol and complete a course without having to pay anything!

There are still funding options available if you’re interested in doing a level 3 qualification but do not qualify for the offer. You do not need to let finances get in the way. View the full funding support opportunities here.

If you’re 19-23, you could get your first Level 3 qualification fully funded, click here to view more.

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What courses can I do?

There are a range of level 3 courses that eligible and new courses are added regularly.

Current opportunities include:

On this course you’ll master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and professional ethics, making it perfect for anyone interested in a career in bookkeeping, or who wants to go on to become a fully-qualified accountant.

Develop an understanding for areas such as the types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis; person-centred approaches in dementia care; the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support and the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

This course is live online in weekly sessions in a virtual classroom with tutor Helen. This course leads to CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. You must hold CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, have good written English skills and attend pre-course assessment before enrolling. Learning includes understanding the counselling relationship, empathic understanding, self-awareness in counselling practice, theories of counselling and mental health.

This qualification meets the needs of learners who work with children in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of:

  • Early Years Educator
  • Child-minder
  • Nursery Nurse

Learners will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and career progression in the Early Years sector. The learner must be working in an Early Years Setting supporting the children with their learning and development.

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The need for adult social care continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is rapidly and significantly changing. With around 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, care workers need up-to-date support and guidance in order to provide adequate person-centred care. This course allows candidates to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care within a role which has some autonomy, delegated responsibility or where there may be a need for supervision of others.

The Diploma for Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools at Level 3 is appropriate for members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils in schools. The Qualification aims to give learners an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the supporting role in schools and provides a recognised qualification for employees within the sector.

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This qualification is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

Develop an understanding for areas such as how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism, the current legislative framework relating to individuals with autism and how different theories have developed over time, how to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism, the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring.

Conditions, how to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism, how to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements.

Develop an understanding for areas such as the types, causes, signs and symptoms of diabetes, anatomy and physiology, the impact of diabetes on individuals, others and society, the treatment and management of diabetes and common complications of diabetes.

This advanced course provides a flexible learning opportunity to update, increase or refresh your knowledge of the software within Microsoft Office. Start with the basics or jump straight into the advanced skills within Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


How do I apply?

To receive more information about this offer, complete an enquiry form below and one of our team will contact you.