Eligibility Criteria for FREE Flexible Learning courses 

IMPORTANT:

Since August 2019, funding decisions for education have become devolved to local government in several counties of England. This transfer of funding from central government to combined authorities has created fundamental changes to areas that we as an education and training provider can operate in.

We regret that we are no longer able to provide Level 2 courses for free, to the following combined authority areas: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands & North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority.

If you are unsure if your post code falls into one of the combined authorities, please email distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk and we’ll be able to help you.

Eligibility for Level 2 Flexible Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as of the current academic year.
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley  the West Midlands, North of Tyne, Greater London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority.
  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three. AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Eligibility for FREE Level 3 Flexible Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 24 years or over as of the current academic year. 
  • Currently must not already hold a Level 3 qualification (i.e. AS and A levels, Access to Higher Education diploma, advanced apprenticeship, International Baccalaureate, NVQs, BTEC diplomas, certificates and awards, BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals, Music grades 6 to 8.
  • Confirmation that you have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification or above in any subject, and that that we can check this information against the National Learner Record Service on your behalf.
  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands, and Greater London Authority (GLA), North of Tyne Combined Authority and Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority.