Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Fully-funded courses for adult learners

What is the Lifetime Skills Guarantee?

From April 2021, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee gives adult learners (who will be studying for their first full Level 3 qualification) the opportunity to study a fully-funded course. It is part of the government's National Skills Fund to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment, and to improve their job prospects.

Level 3 courses we offer at GB MET that are included in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee are listed below. 

Please note that the government has only confirmed eligibility for courses starting between April-August 2021. We expect confirmation of the courses eligible from September 2021 onwards to be released during April and will then add to the below list.

Am I eligible for the funding?

To qualify for the funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be aged 24 years and over
  • You must not already hold a Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)

If you're aged 19-23 and do not hold a Level 2 or 3 qualification, you may not have to pay the fees. Find out more here.

For more information about the funding, visit the government website: gov.uk/guidance/national-skills-fund

Am I eligible for the funding?

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 3
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 3

    This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 38 weeks
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  • Worthing
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 3
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 3

    If you wish to enhance your career as an accountant this course allows you to take your accountancy skills to the next level.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Healthcare | NCFE Diploma in Adult Care | Level 3
    Healthcare | NCFE Diploma in Adult Care | Level 3

    Develop your skills and knowledge to prepare you for working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 18 months
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