Level Up Your Education For Free

Previously known as the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on all our lives, and it may have left you out of work or thinking of a complete career change. That’s where the National Skills Fund comes in.

If you are earning below £23,400, unemployed or don’t currently hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), then you are eligible to study for free as an Adult learner.

The widest range of Level 3 courses.

Search the largest Level 3 course database in Leeds.

Find your perfect study style.

Choose online, classroom and blended learning options.

Great career moves with an adult course.

Move up the career ladder or train for your dream profession.

The perfect choice for you in Leeds.

We’re rated ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ by Ofsted.

Discover how we can enhance your future.

92% of adult learners went on to employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

It’s what you’re made of.

We focus on potential – not your age, background or location.

Free Level 3 courses for 2024

Carpentry and Joinery
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
Motor Vehicle Repair

Ready for skills that last a lifetime?

Because it’s never too late to learn.
Complete this quick form to start your journey with us.

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How to apply

Click on a course below to find out more information. Then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button – this can be found at the top of every course page.

After consenting to allow us to contact you, the form should already be filled in with your selected course. All that is left for you to do is to select your start date and enter your details. We will then be in contact with you regarding the next steps.

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What is a Level 3 Qualification?

Level 3 qualifications are the equivalent of an A level that offer a route to higher education or the skills to boost your career prospects.

The National Skills Fund are offering Level 3 qualifications for free as an incentive to improve the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How does the National Skills Fund work?

The Government launched ‘Free Courses For Jobs’ in April 2021 to meet the effects the pandemic has had on careers, including redundancies and business closures.

It means over 400 courses are now available to study for free for those aged over 19 years old. So wherever you’re looking to reskill or upskill, there’s never been a better opportunity than this September.

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