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Skills South Tyneside

Am I entitled to a free place on an adult learning course?

Under certain circumstances you may be entitled to access your course for free. The following people are entitled to a free place.

16-18 year olds

All 16-18 year olds are entitled to a free place on our free Study Programme courses. You must not already be in full time education or employment.

19+ year olds

Anyone over the age of 19 can access our English or Maths up to and including level 2 for free.

19-23 year olds

If you are aged 19-23 you can access a free course if you are:

  • Studying a qualification up to and including level 1 to help you move up to level 2
  • Studying for your first full level 2 qualification
  • Studying for level 2 but have already achieved a level 2 or higher and are currently unemployed
  • Studying for your first full level 3 qualification

24+ and unemployed

If you are unemployed and over the age of 24 you can access a free course if you are:

  • Studying a qualification up to and including level 1 to help you progress to level 2
  • Studying for your first full level 2 qualification
  • Studying for level 2 but have already achieved a level 2 or higher and are currently unemployed

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