How it works

What are government funded courses?

Government funded free training courses are fantastic opportunities for individuals like you to pursue education and skill development without bearing the full financial burden of higher education. These courses receive support from the government through funding bodies like the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Education Budget. They are delivered by a range of training providers across the UK that specialise in each subject field.

Courses range from Skills Bootcamps, standalone short courses and even apprenticeships, giving learners like you the opportunity to have access to quality education.

In order to access government funding, training providers are vetted for delivery quality through a robust tendering process, which ensures each course meets specific criteria and ensures that learners are getting valuable and applicable skills that support their professional growth.

You can find out more about the funding streams & vetted training providers by

Am I eligible for a government funded free training course?

When it comes to government funded courses, it’s essential to keep in mind that funding availability and eligibility criteria can vary. Factors like your age, location, previous qualifications, and the specific course you’re interested in come into play. When you’re checking out a course, make sure to read the full information on the course you’re applying for, as we’ll detail eligibility criteria when you apply. You could also speak to a member of our team for more help on finding the best free training course for you.

How do I apply?

Applying for government funded free training courses is easy. Head over to our courses page, check out the type of courses you might be interested in and apply there. We’ll then put you in touch with your ideal training provider, and you’ll be on the first steps of securing your dream future.