Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Fully-funded courses for adult learners

What is the Lifetime Skills Guarantee?

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. 

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

  • Worthing
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting | Level 3
    Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting | 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
    • Qualification: AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision | Level 3
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Supervision | Level 3

    This course trains you to specialise in all front-of-house aspects of the catering and hospitality industry.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Catering & hospitality | City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 3
    Catering & hospitality | City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 3

    Enhance the skills learnt from the Level 2 course, whilst learning new technologies and discovering new skills.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Qualification: City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Catering & Hospitality | Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 3
    Catering & Hospitality | Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 3

    Learn advanced skills and techniques for the fine dining restaurant, including preparing and constructing complex dishes, as well as canap├ęs and cocktails.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Computing & Digital Technologies | BTEC National Extended Certificate and Diploma  | Level 3
    Computing & Digital Technologies | BTEC National Extended Certificate and Diploma | Level 3

    This course has been designed to deliver the latest knowledge in computer hardware, technology systems, games development and customising software.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: BTEC National Extended Certificate and Diploma in IT
    Find out more
  • Brighton
    Computing and Digital Technologies | Level 3
    Computing and Digital Technologies | Level 3

    This course provides you with the high-level knowledge and experience to continue studying or begin a career in the computing industry.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: OCR Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma/Extended Diploma in IT
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Engineering | Level 3
    Engineering | Level 3

    This course will help you gain the technical skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering to progress to a variety of degree courses and careers.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Level 3
    Find out more
  • Brighton
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 3 | Brighton MET
    Painting and Decorating | NOCN Diploma Level 3 | Brighton MET

    This course will help you gain the professional skills and knowledge needed for a career as a painter and decorator.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: CSKILLS Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction) Level 3
    Find out more
  • Worthing
    Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 3
    Teaching Assistant | City & Guilds Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools | Level 3

    The Level 3 Diploma is designed for experienced teaching assistants who work alongside teachers in classrooms, supporting the learning process in primary, secondary or special schools.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    Find out more
  • Brighton
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery | Level 3
    Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery | Level 3

    This professional cookery diploma will advance your prior knowledge and skills to an advanced level.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City and Guilds Diploma Advanced Cookery (kitchen and larder) Level 3
    Find out more
  • 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
    • Qualification: NCFE Diploma in Adult Care Level 3
    Find out more
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