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Who can get FREE Functional Skills courses in the UK?

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MacLav Ltd.
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12 June 2024
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If you're looking to improve your skills, you might wonder who qualifies for free Functional Skills courses in the UK.

Functional Skills courses in the UK are fully funded for certain groups. Here's a simplified breakdown:

  1. All UK Citizens: British citizens are eligible for free Functional Skills courses.
  2. Individuals with Settled Status: Those with settled status in the UK can access fully funded courses
  3. Residents with Indefinite Leave to Remain: If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you're entitled to free courses.
  4. Refugees and Those with Humanitarian Protection: Refugees and individuals with humanitarian protection status qualify for fully funded courses.
  5. People with Discretionary Leave to Remain: Those granted discretionary leave to remain can access free Functional Skills training.
  6. Settlement under the EU Settlement Scheme: Individuals with settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for fully funded courses.
  7. Citizens of EEA Countries with EU Settlement Scheme Status: EEA citizens with pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme can access free courses
  8. Holders of BRP Cards: Additionally, individuals with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card may qualify under certain circumstances. Here are eight examples:

1. Spouses or dependents of British citizens with a valid BRP card.
2. Individuals with Tier 2 work visas and a BRP card, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
3. Students on Tier 4 visas with a valid BRP card.
4. Those on Ancestry visas holding a BRP card.
5. Refugees with limited leave to remain and a valid BRP card.
6. Asylum seekers with permission to work and a BRP card.
7. Parents of British children with a valid BRP card.
8. Individuals granted discretionary leave to remain with a BRP card.

These groups, among others, may be eligible for fully funded Functional Skills courses in the UK.

If you are unsure about your eligibility for free courses in the UK, ask directly the person handling registrations during the Open Day or contact our student helpline.


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