National Skills Fund

The Government’s National Skills Fund has announced new funding for adult learners, offering you the opportunity to train and gain valuable skills to improve your job prospects – for free!*

From April 2021, any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma or 2 full A levels) will be able to access a selection of fully-funded courses.

This Level 3 adult offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by Boris Johnson in September 2020. Courses will be available in a variety of lengths, to support adults to get the skills they need to boost their careers.

New College will be offering a range of qualifications in key sectors to help adults improve their job prospects.

From 1 April 2021,these include: Construction and the Built Environment; Childcare; Computer Science; Engineering; Maths and Science and Public Services.

If you would like to know more about the National Skills Fund and register your interest, please email: or call: 01793 611470.