These courses are indicated as FREE in our programme.
Some of our courses are funded through the Adult Education Budget allocated by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) or the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. This funding is managed by Cambridgeshire Skills, Cambridgeshire County Council. A short video covering the background of ESF, what it does, how it helps and who benefits is available on the European Union website: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp
Eligibility criteria *
We are able to fully fund (free) those who meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Aged 19 or older on 31 August 2023
• You are a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, or have settled status or the Right of Abode in the UK (including Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Ukraine) AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning (excluding Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Ukraine).
Proof of the above must be provided at time of enrolling and be applicable on first day of the course
We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from all adults aged 19+ (on 31 August 2023). We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect. We will do our best to ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.
Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire Skills service supports a wide range of other adult learning opportunities across Cambridgeshire to support adults with the lowest level of qualifications, or no qualifications at all, and so typically find themselves in lower paid, less secure jobs or unemployed. Search our website www.cambsals.co.uk for details of all our funded courses.
Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe at our Centres. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the Centre Manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.