Lifetime skills guarantee
The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is designed to help our country build back better after the pandemic. Part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, it will transform the adult education system, help people of all ages develop the skills they need to get good jobs and support businesses to find or develop talent to fill skills gaps.
The Government is investing £95 million on this important new long term commitment. Removing the barrier of funding training for millions of adults will give more people the chance to get ahead in work, no matter their age or background.
Who qualifies for a free course?
If you don’t yet have a Level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to qualifications such as A levels, or an advanced
technical certificate or diploma, taking a free course as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee could boost your job
prospects in a sector you’d like to work in or allow you to progress in your current sector. So if you’re 19 and over,
live in England and do not yet have A levels or equivalent, you can now take your first full Level 3 qualification for
free. In addition, from April 2022, any adult in England earning under the National Living Wage will also be able to access these qualifications for free, regardless of their prior qualification level.
All the courses available through this offer have been identified to help ensure good job prospects, focussing on
areas where employers need skills and leading to job opportunities that can help you earn a good wage.
Choose your next qualification from the list below:
FREE FOR THOSE EMPLOYED IN SPECIFIC SECTORS WITHOUT A LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATION OR HIGHER
|AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting||Work-based delivery|
|AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping||Work-based delivery|
|IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)||Work-based delivery|
|IMI Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)||Work-based delivery|
|City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations||Work-based delivery|
|City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations||Work-based delivery|
|City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing (Painting & Decorating)||Work-based delivery|
|HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE|
|City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care||Work-based delivery|
|PLUMBING & GAS|
|City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation Installation and Maintenance: Water Heating and Wet Central Heating||Work-based delivery|