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Funded Online Courses

Retrain or upskill with our  online courses funded by the government.

Choose from a range of funded online and distance learning courses for adults aged 19+. You can study with Nottingham College, in the comfort of your own home or from your workplace.

Courses are funded

As the government is funding all of these courses for adults aged 19+* who are looking to retrain or upskill, we won’t ask you for any payment.

Instead we will need you to provide certain information before we can enrol you fully.

This information should be easily available to you and our enrolment platform makes providing it really easy too. We also have a dedicated enrolment team on hand to support if you need it.

Study is flexible

You can choose to study during the day or in the evenings, whenever suits you best.

You’ll complete the course through self-study, but for the courses leading to a qualification, you can also get support from a professional tutor.

Finding a course to suit you

Browse the funded online courses below. You’ll find an apply button on each course page.

Find out what information you need to provide

We will need you to provide a piece of ID – the government needs to know that you really exist!

Examples of ID evidence we will accept

Here are examples of evidence that we will accept. Just take a photo of it and upload it to your account when you enrol:

  • Passport
  • National Identity card
  • Residence Permit card
  • Home Office letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driving Licence
  • National Insurance card/letter
  • Adoption certificate
  • Benefit letter

Other evidence you need to provide

If you are currently unemployed, we will also require you to provide a photo of your current benefit. This should be dated within 3 months of the date you are enrolling.

Examples of benefits are listed below:

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit (not the Single Person Discount)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • If you are a joint claimant of one of the above benefits
  • Dependant of individuals in receipt of the above (up to the age of 20)
  • Asylum Seekers on means tested benefits (Aspen Card)
  • You are unemployed and a dependent of a claimant on working tax credit
  • Job seekers, Universal credit You must provide a letter dated within 3 months from the Job Centre/Benefits Agency confirming your benefit.

If you are working, we will need you to upload a photograph of your last 2 months, or 8 weekly wage slips.

If you do need any help with your application, just contact our friendly enrolment team.

Call them on 0115 9 100 100 or email enrolmentteam@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

*If you are a 19-23 year old without a prior Level 2 qualification these courses will not be funded, please contact the enquiries team to discuss all available options for you.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Funded Online Courses but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

Apply for Careers Advice

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Awareness of Mental Health Problems (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health.

Digital Skills for Work (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in digital literacy skills.

Employability Skills - Online Learning

This course can help you improve your job prospects – whether you are setting out on a brand-new career path, aiming higher in your current job, or considering starting your own business.

Equality and Diversity (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for those who need to develop an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity.

Falls Prevention Awareness (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention.

Functional Skills English (Entry Level 2) - Online Learning

This course will improve your knowledge of English, increasing both your employability and confidence.

Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for anyone who wish to improve their English skills.

Functional Skills English (Level 1) - Online Learning

This Functional Skills English course will extend your knowledge of reading, writing, speaking, listening and communicating.

Functional Skills English (Level 2) - Online Learning

This Functional Skills English course will extend your knowledge of reading, writing, speaking, listening and communicating.

Functional Skills Maths (Entry Level 2 and 3) - Online Learning

This course is ideal if you wish to improve your Maths skills. It will equip you with knowledge of numbers, measurements and handling data.

Functional Skills Maths (Level 1) - Online Learning

This course is ideal if you wish to improve your Maths skills. It will equip you with knowledge of numbers, measurements and handling data.

Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) - Online Learning

This course is ideal if you wish to improve your Maths skills. It will equip you with knowledge of numbers, measurements and handling data.

Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

Within this qualification you will gain knowledge and understanding of the positive effects of exercise on long-term health and well-being.

Information, Advice or Guidance (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification covers the responsibilities of being a parent and also covers the skills needed when babysitting

IT User Skills (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas.

Lean Organisation Management Techniques (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the lean management system and how to implement business improvement techniques and employ effective team work in a business.

Mental Health Awareness (NCFE Level 1 Award) - Online Learning

The qualification is appropriate for a wide range of people with an interest in raising their own understanding of mental health issues.

Prevention and Control of Infection in Health & Social Care Settings (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

On this course you will develop a knowledge and understanding of controlling infections within health and social care settings.

Principles of Business Administration (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will gain the knowledge is required to work in a range of environments in a business administration role.

Principles of Care Planning (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will gain the knowledge is required to work in a range of environments in a care planning role.

Principles of Customer Service (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification provides you with the knowledge required by employers to work in a range of different environments in a customer service role.

Principles of Dementia Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

Principles of End of Life Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles needed when working in end of life care settings.

Principles of End of Life Care (NCFE Level 3 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of end of life care.

Principles of Team Leading (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team.

Principles of Warehousing (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of a variety of warehouse processes, including manual handling, stock checks, processing orders, storage and packaging of goods and assembling for dispatch.

Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention qualification has been designed to examine all areas surrounding the sensitive topics of self-harm and suicide.

Understand Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed primarily for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

Understanding Children's and Young People's Mental Health (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

Studying this qualification you will increase knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners' knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses.

Understanding Nutrition and Health (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of nutrition and health.

Understanding Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding,

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give you knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.

Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties.

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