National Skills Fund

The government has announced new funding for adult learners, offering you the opportunity to retrain, gaining in-demand skills, for FREE! 

Launched on 1 April 2021, the government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. Created to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects, the National Skills Fund will support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require. 

This new Level 3 adult offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, a long-term commitment to remove the age constraints and financial barriers for adults.  

Any adult aged 19 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels, will be able to access hundreds of fully-funded courses. 

Courses will be available in a variety of lengths, to support adults to get the skills they need to boost their careers.

Cheshire College has carefully chosen a range of qualifications in key sectors to help adults improve their job prospects.

They have good wage outcomes and address skills needs in the economy. 

From 1 April 2021, adults will be able to study courses in:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Business
  • Health

If you would like to know more about the National Skills Fund, email: or call: 01270 654654/01244 656555.