Adult Learners – How Level 3 Entitlement Could Be Your Ticket to Free Education
Adults across the South West are being encouraged to check if they’re eligible to study a free Level 3 qualification which could help unlock the next stage in their career.
Many adults aren’t aware that, thanks to government funding, all 19-23 year olds are eligible to study a Level 3 qualification free of charge if they don’t already hold a qualification at the same level.
Level 3 qualifications are generally earned at a college or sixth form, and could be an A Level, BTEC or Advanced Apprenticeship qualification. However, some learners study a Level 2 qualification at this stage, or some simply don’t make the grades while studying for their qualification.
Many learners eligible to study for a Level 3 qualification free of charge are unsure of the level of their existing qualifications and so don’t know they could gain valuable career-boosting qualifications free of charge.
Access to Higher Education
For some learners, gaining access to a free Level 3 qualification could be the ticket to university-level study. Exeter College offers Access to Higher Education courses in a range of disciplines that can open the door to studying a full degree at university.
Thanks to Level 3 entitlement, eligible learners could study a year-long Access course for nothing and then hold the university-recognised qualification to study at degree level.
Not eligible? The Advanced Learner Loan could be for you
If you’re over the age of 23 or already hold a Level 3 qualification and are interested in studying an adult course with Exeter College, then the Advanced Learner Loan is available to pave the way to additional qualifications, with industry-recognised courses available in a range of subjects. You may also be eligible for additional financial support for childcare. Exeter College could also help you with travel costs to and from college thanks to a bursary for those with a household income under £50,000 and live more than 3 miles away from our site.
If you’re unsure if you’re eligible for a free Level 3 course or simply want to have an informal chat about your options on returning to education, then contact our dedicated Adult Advisers on 01392 400170 or AdultAdvice@exe-coll.ac.uk. They will be able to answer any queries around what you’re eligible for and how you can achieve your education goals.
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