Lifetime Skills Level 3 Guarantee

Level up your education for free

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 Level 3 Lifetime Skills Guarantee comes in.

If you don’t currently hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an A level), then you can realise your ambitions and study for free.


How does the Guarantee scheme work?

If you are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, you can access a free level 3 qualification.

Level 3 is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.

If you already have a level 3 qualification or higher, but you earn below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525 from April 2022) or are unemployed, you can also access these qualifications for free. This is regardless of any qualifications you already have.

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What are the benefits?

The qualifications could help you:

  • gain skills that employers value
  • improve your job prospects
  • earn a good wage

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Who is eligible?

If you’re 19 to 23 years old, you could also access additional qualifications for free. If you’re in this age group, contact us college or the National Careers Service for further information.

If you are not eligible for this offer, Advanced Learner Loans are available to help you cover the costs of learning, which you pay back when you are earning over a certain amount.