European Social Fund

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

September 2020 saw the Prime Minister announce the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, meaning from April 2021, any adult aged 19 and over, living in the Lancashire region and meeting eligible criteria will be able to study their first level 3 qualification with us, free of charge.

Part of the wider £2.5 billion National Skills Fund, which aims to support immediate economic recovery and future skills needs, by boosting the supply of skills that employers require, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee allows us to offer a range of courses to any adult meeting the above criteria.

The courses on offer include:

If you or one of your employees is able to evidence that they:

  1. Are aged 19+
  2. Live in Lancashire
  3. Do not currently hold a full, Level 3 qualification (or higher) (if employed and earning over £18,525.50)* (*From April 2022)
  4. Do hold a full Level 3 qualification (or higher) but are currently unemployed and in receipt of a qualifying state benefit, or are employed and earning under £18,525.00* (*From April 2022)

All of the above courses will be FREE to study! (Note – only one Level 3 programme from the list above can be chosen per person).

If you or any of your staff are interested in studying with us, please click here to submit an application form. Once the application is received, the individual will receive a call back from one of the adult advice team, who will check eligibility and progress the enrolment process.

For further details, check out this short video from Head of School, Mark, here: