Can I get funding for a level two qualification?

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I am aged 19-23: If you do not already hold a full level two qualification, you are entitled to funding. This means that no course fees will apply for any government-approved full level two course.

What is a full level two?
Examples of a full level two include:

  • five GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • a certificate or diploma qualification at level two

‘Level Two Award’ qualifications are usually not equivalent to a full level two.

If you are unemployed, but already hold a full level two qualification, you are still entitled to study fully-funded level two qualifications. However, if you are employed, partial government funding will apply, so you will need to pay some fees. You can spread the cost of the fees over the academic year of study.

I am aged 24 and above: If you are unemployed you are entitled to study fully-funded level two qualifications. If you are employed, you will receive partial government funding, which is sometimes called ‘co-funded’.

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