Many people are unaware of the extraordinary range of fully and partially funded education and training opportunities available to UK residents - especially if you’ve been living in the UK for the past 3 years (or more).
With so many providers, and so much information about courses, programmes and packages - in so many different places - it is understandably difficult to determine where to begin looking.
That’s exactly the problem that we’re going to try to solve for you, and why we’ve made our straightforward, jargon-free Guide to Funded Training in the UK.
In it, you’ll find all of the varied funded training options available in the UK.
We’ve summarised the different programmes you can apply for (based on your age and where you live), as well as the kind of funding you’ll get and whether you’ll have to pay it back.
For each of the programmes identified, the guide highlights:
the main conditions for eligibility,
how much or what kind of funding is available,
what that funding covers,
any major exceptions or restrictions, together with any other additional information.
By gathering all of the most important information together in one place, this guide will help you to quickly and easily find and navigate the relevant funding options available to you, without spending hours researching (we’ve done that bit for you!)
- Separate chapters for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- An introduction to some of the quirks unique to each country's education system and funding programmes.
- Details of all of the different funded training programmes, organised according to age.
- Details of whether your further or higher education and training will be fully funded or co-funded (by a variable combination of government funding, tuition fees, employer contributions, bursaries and loans).
About the author
Dean Ehrlich is a digital content editor at findcourses.co.uk.
He develops content to support product and site growth. Originally trained as a lawyer, he converts jargon into human.
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