Many of our courses can be fully funded, providing you meet the requirements, meaning you don't have to pay a penny.
This funding exists specifically to enable you to take a life changing step, or continue your development, at no risk to yourself.
Keep reading to see what these different funds can offer, and whether or not you qualify. Each of the courses listed on our website will state which funding streams are available. Please get in touch if you have any questions about your eligibility.
We accept funding from 3 sources:
Adult Education Budget (AEB) Funding
What is AEB Funding?
AEB can revolutionise people’s working lives. It can help them retrain for a new job, upskill them so they learn new skills or drive them forward towards a promotion.
It funds qualifications and programmes for learners aged 19 and over. It enables more flexible tailored programmes of learning to be made available to help those eligible engage in learning, build confidence, and/or enhance their wellbeing.
Who is eligible?
AEB Funding can be used to fund:
- Anyone aged 19-23 to get a level 2 or 3 qualification if they don’t already have one.
- Low-waged learners aged over 24 to get their first level 2 or 3 qualification.
- Anyone who is unemployed for any course or qualification up to level 2.
What is 16-19 Funding?
Colleges, Training Providers, Schools and Academies receive annual funding allocations from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the provision of 16 to 19 education.
In addition, the funding also assists special schools, special academies, independent learning providers (ILPs) (that's us!), local authorities (LEA’s), special post-16 institutions (SPIs) and some higher education institutions (HEIs).
Who is eligible?
The funding can be used towards helping:
Armed Forces Standard & Enhanced Learning Credits (EHC) Scheme
What is ELC Funding?
The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in each of a maximum of three separate years for higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above. Or Standard Learning Credits (SLC) reimburse up to £175 to pay for any qualification, which can be used every year.
Who is eligible?
ELC Funding is available for regular or ex-regular armed forces personnel. There are two tiers based on length of service:
- Lower Tier: up to £1,000 per year for those with 4 or more years eligible service.
- Upper Tier: up to £2,000 per year for those with 8 or more years eligible service.
- Courses must be Level 3 or above, and must be nationally recognised (Ofqual accredited).
3 separate claims can be made in 3 years, which need not be consecutive, meaning ELCs are worth up to £6,000.
Reserve and regular personnel are also entitled to apply for Standard Learning Credits (SLC) once every year:
- SLCs can reimburse up to 80% of the total cost of a course, up to a maximum of £175.
- The course must have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service.
- SLC must be applied for before paying for a course, and can then be refunded upon completion of the course.
For example, this could bring our 3 day First Aid At Work course down to just £74.00 (exc VAT).