Frequently asked questions

You must be aged 19 or over as of the 31st August 2019
You must live in England
You must have lived within the EU for the last 3 years consecutively
If you are aged between 19-23 you must be qualified up to a full level 2 (min 5 GCSE A-C)

Funding is through the Adult Education Budget which is provided by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

All government funded courses can be accessed by employers and individuals. It’s a great opportunity for employers to
upskill their workforce and support their staff, and for individuals to drive their career progression.

No, there is no cost to your distance learning courses assuming you meet the eligibility criteria.

Yes, if a learner does not complete the course or choose to withdraw without good reason they may be liable to a £125 charge.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means everything can be completed at work or at home.

The majority of courses are delivered online, however some can be via paper based booklets if preferred.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

Yes, every learner will be allocated a tutor / assessor who will support you throughout their course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments. You will be able to discuss any queries or concerns with your tutor / assessor.

Some courses do vary in their amount of units (the average course has 2-3 units). You are normally allocated 4 weeks to complete each unit and 12 weeks to complete the entire course.

As the majority of courses are online you will need access to a computer and the internet.

Yes, all courses are accredited by a recognised awarding body, and on successful completion of your course you will receive a certificate.

Certificates may take up to 3 months to be issued after you have successfully completed your course.

You can complete up 5 courses in one year, however you can only do one at a time so you must finish one before moving onto the next.

Absolutely, please feel free to pass out details onto your family, friends and colleagues.