Funding for Learning

We understand how complex funding in the UK can be and we want to make it easier for you to maximise the opportunities available to you​.

Adult Education Budget

If eligible, you can access the Adult Education Budget to fund short courses, full level 2 and 3 courses and some functional skills courses.

The funded courses will support you to gain the skills and learning you need to equip you for work, an apprenticeship or further learning.

The funding covers:

  • Entry Level to Level 2 courses for unemployed learners
  • Courses for learners who are progressing to level 2
  • Level 2 short courses for learners who have already achieved level 2 or above
  • Learners working towards their first full level 2
  • Learners working toward their first full level 3
  • Maths and English to level 2 if not previously attained

​All learners must be...

  • 19 years of age (on the 31 August) or over
  • UK and EEA residents living in the UK

Could you be eligible for funding?

Contact Entrust to find out whether you are eligible for funding by calling 0300 111 8030 or by emailing

"During my Level 2 course I won the apprentice of the year award. This was a massive honor for me as Entrust had noticed how hard working I was and how much I cared about my job and the passion I had for helping the children I worked with."

Lorna Burton - Level 2 progressing to Level 3 Teaching Assistant