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Studying at College is more affordable than you think...

Do you feel that it’s time for a change? Do you want to progress your career, extend your competence at work or secure your future? If so, read on to see if you’re eligible for the Level 2 Entitlement Funding.

Level 2 Entitlement Funding Explained

This is a Government scheme aimed at 19-23 year olds studying your first Level 2 qualification. The scheme is designed to give learners the opportunity to study for a qualification that could boost your career prospects by accessing fully funded skills training, allowing you to gain new life skills and become better equipped for work in your chosen area. Please note that not all courses are covered by this scheme. Before enrolling on a course please check with the College for the latest information.

Not currently in employment

If you’re 19+ and out of work at the moment, but are interested in re-training or simply adding to your skill set, don’t worry, you can also apply and get access to free tuition and advice. If you are looking to find employment and need skills and training to do so, you may be eligible for the funding on a Level 2 funded course too, if you already receive a State Benefit.

If you are in work but earn less than £15,736.50 gross, you may also be eligible for the same free tuition. So if you want to start again with a new career path but need a qualification in order to do so, it’s now possible.

Courses eligible for funding *

ESOL – English as a second language

Construction Trades

Electrical Installation Diploma (part-time & full-time courses available)

Plumbing Diploma (part-time & full-time courses available)

Bench Joinery Diploma

NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

Wood Occupations – site (evening, twilight or full-time courses available)

Creative Arts and Service Industries

Beauty Therapy Diploma (part-time & full-time courses available)

Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services

Hair & Media Make-up Diploma

Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing

Certificate in Barbering Hair

Food Production & Cooking NVQ Diploma

Food, Beverage & professional Cookery Studies Diploma

NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services

Certificate in Professional Taxi & Private Hire

LASER Diploma in Creative Arts Progression

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

UAL Diploma in Art & Design – Fine Art & Photography

Certificate in Cabin Crew Travel & Tourism

Professional Industries

LASER Diploma in progression (Business & IT)

Progression to Health & Childcare Studies Diploma

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Game Development

Still have questions?

We recommend contacting our Information & Guidance Team on or by telephoning them on 01483 44 85 85 to talk to us about your eligibility for Level 2 Entitlement.

Important Note

* The list of courses eligible for funding is correct at time of print. before enrolling on a course, please check with the College for the latest information. The College also reserves the right to close, or not to start, any published course. Government policy on entitlement to fee reductions and tax or benefit rules is subject to change. The information printed reflects the College's understanding at the time of going to print but students should check with the College before enrolment.



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