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Find a free level 3 qualification

Details of free level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults and the colleges and training providers who are currently able to offer free places.

Applies to England

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These lists provide details of:

  • which level 3 qualifications are available for free to eligible adults aged 19 or over
  • colleges and training providers across England who are currently able to offer free places to eligible adults for these qualifications

Find out how to apply for a free course and if you’re eligible

Information is also available for:

  • colleges and training providers about the National Skills Fund and how to add qualifications to the list
  • employers about this offer and other support available through the Plan for Jobs
Published 1 April 2021
Last updated 24 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'List of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications' - removed LTE Group Trading As The Manchester College and updated contact details for Salford City College.

  2. Added Northumberland College - The Education Partnership North East, Profile Development and Training, Skills North East and Skills South Tyneside (South Tyneside Council) for North-east in 'List of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications'.

  3. Updated 'List of free level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults'. New qualifications are highlighted by '(added July 2021)' in qualification title field.

  4. Added 4 colleges for Yorkshire and the Humber in 'List of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications'.

  5. Updated 'List of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications'.

  6. Added qualifications including in hospitality and catering, highlighted by 'added July 2021' in qualification title field.

  7. Added Bury College, Hopwood Hall College, LTE Group, Mantra Learning, Trade Skills Development Centre, Ashley Hunter, PeoplePlus Group Limited, Standguide Limited, Discover Training CIC Ltd, Free2Learn, The Oldham College, The Training Brokers Limited and The Trafford College Group to the list of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications.

  8. Added The Education Training Collective, Hartlepool Borough Council, Stockton Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, System Group and ITEC North East to the list of colleges and training providers able to offer free places for level 3 qualifications.

  9. First published.