Why it's free

You’re probably wondering how it could be free…
Good question!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB). 

Free Courses in Scotland Funding

With a national budget of £1.5 billion, it is clear the government are eager to support further adult education…

Employers can access AEB to improve or refresh the skills of their current workforce, and learners can utilise the AEB to gain new skills to prepare them for the workplace, improve progression opportunities or support a career change.


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What is the Adult Education Budget (AEB)?

The AEB fund a range of accredited programmes ultimately giving Free Courses in England access to NCFE CACHE & TQUK branded courses, meaning learners gain qualifications from the specific sector.

By utilising training providers and colleges, they can fund the delivery of education and training for learners aged 19+.

The AEB sets the aim to provide facilities and funding to enhance engaged adults in the following ways:

Refreshing skills of an employer’s current workforce and improving their progression opportunities are viewed as significant factors, by the government, in allowing individuals to progress their lives and careers.

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