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Free Level 3 Adult Courses

We are offering a number of FREE courses as part of a new Government scheme to help reskill and retrain adults

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We are pleased to offer free courses for all adults who do not already hold a Level 3 qualification.

Previously, Level 3 qualifications (equivalent to an A Level) were fully funded only up to the age of 23. This has now been extended to those who are 24 and over for selected courses.

At Lakes College we are currently offering the free courses in 8 areas. Find details about each of the courses below, and how to apply.

Sharon Rogers, the college’s Director of Apprenticeships, said: “Lakes College is offering from April 2021 a range of level 3 qualifications that normally would have incurred a high cost. As part of the Covid recovery plan the government has agreed to fully fund these qualifications to support both employed and unemployed, as they have identified these are the qualifications that employers want. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to help you stand out from others to gain employment or to progress with your employer. The majority of learning will be on a 1:1 basis so your Training Officer delivers the qualification to your needs and we are able to have ongoing recruitment.”

One of the courses is a Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma in Engineering and will be delivered by National College for Nuclear (NCfN) staff.

Paul Fairclough, Director of Teaching and Learning at the NCfN said: “Lakes College and NCfN are offering a new exciting adult level 3 Automation & Robotics course which has been designed for ease of access through an evening provision supported by online learning. “Skill gaps have been identified by local employers and the course content has been developed to meet these requirements. It includes Robotic Systems, Programmable Logic controllers, Programming & Coding as well as fundamental units of Mathematics and Engineering Science. As well as leading to employment opportunities the course attracts UCAS points meaning that it provides direct access to degree level courses. Therefore ideal for adults who are wanting to retrain and enter the engineering sector. In addition, there are opportunities for technicians/engineers to undertake standalone units to upskill and cross skill.”

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Diploma in Adult Care

Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care

Certificate in Understanding Principles of Dementia Care

Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

Technical Foundation Diploma in Engineering

Starting May 19th!

Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting & Decorating

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The government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. The National Skills Fund will help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. It will support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require.

Find out more here.

 

Previously, Level 3 qualifications (equivalent to an A Level) were fully funded only up to the age of 23. This has now been extended to those who are 24 and over for selected courses.

At Lakes College we are currently offering the free courses in 8 qualifications which are listed above.

More information

For further information or to discuss any of the courses in more details contact our admissions team on 01946 839300 or email admissions@lcwc.ac.uk

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