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Funding for training

Funding for Qualifications in UK

City & Guilds provides a wide selection of market leading qualifications and many of them are fully funded by the UK Government. We understand that accessing funding for qualifications in England can be complex and sometimes a confusing task.

To support you, we provide catalogues of our funded qualifications that you can access via the quick links on this page.

Whether you are an employer, a learner or training provider, visit our pages for individualised information to help you understand the eligibility rules for the different types of funding the government offers to improve skills.

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City & Guilds develops qualifications that support you to gain the skills you need to progress into a job, on the job and onto your next job.

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City & Guilds has qualifications available in all the Government funding streams.                                                                 

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More information about funding we provide

16-19 funding information: The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funds learning for 16-19 year olds via 6th form colleges and FE Colleges.

19+ advanced learner loans: 19+ Advanced Learning loans are available for eligible learners over the age of 19 wishing to study a qualification at level 3, 4, 5 or 6.

Adult Education Budget: The Adult Education Budget (AEB), funds qualifications and programmes for learners aged 19+.

Apprenticeship funding: How apprenticeship standards and frameworks are paid for depends on whether the employer pays the apprenticeship levy or not.

ESF funding: To support your ESF project requirements, we have the widest range of over 1250 qualifications funded as part of the current ESF offer.

Maths and English Funding: To help you navigate the various funding and programme content rules that apply to maths, English and ESOL within England.

Restart scheme: This is a new £2.9 billion funding scheme commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Funding updates: We have regular funding updates to help you make the right choices.

AEB funded qualifications

To find out more about delivering City & Guilds AEB funded qualifications.

Already offering City & Guilds qualifications? Contact your dedicated Business Manager.

If you are new to City & Guilds and would like to offer our AEB funded qualifications call our team: 01924 206709 or complete the Customer application form.