National Skills Fund

National Skills Fund

National Skills Fund Overview

As part of a new 2021 government initiative, any adult aged 19 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, (which is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma or 2 full A levels) will be able to apply for one of the below courses.

Available National Skills Fund courses

Agriculture (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) (NSF)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. We have developed a new approach to training the farmers of the future and we...

Early Years Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma) (NSF)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people at an unsupervised level, in a diverse range of job roles, within early learning...

Land-based/Agricultural Engineering (Level 3) (NSF)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus This course is designed if you want to work in land-based engineering. It is designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge...

Landscape Construction (Level 3 Certificate) (NSF)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The qualification is aimed at learners who wish to gain further knowledge and skills of different aspects of landscaping. Learners may already be in the work place and wishing to...

Level 3 Bookkeeping (NSF)

Short course. We deliver this course through our Online and On-Campus model. Online video lectures are available on-demand and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study....

Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (NSF)

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. You will...

NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing (NSF)

Designed for those in the trade who do not have a Level 3 and would like to work towards this qualification. 5 units need to be completed in the workplace, an assessor will conduct an initial interview to confirm the duration of...

NVQ in Plastering (NSF)

Designed for those in the trade who do not have a Level 3 and would like to work towards this qualification. 5 units need to be completed in the workplace, an assessor will conduct an initial interview to confirm the duration of...

NVQ in Trowel Occupations (NSF)

Designed for those in the trade who do not have a Level 3 and would like to work towards this qualification. 5 units need to be completed in the workplace, an assessor will conduct an initial interview to confirm the duration of...

NVQ in Wood Occupations (NSF)

Designed for those in the trade who do not have a Level 3 and would like to work towards this qualification. 5 units need to be completed in the workplace, an assessor will conduct an initial interview to confirm the duration of...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (NSF)

This is a truly vocational qualification that has been developed and designed by employers, professional bodies and universities so much sought after skills that industry needs are taught. Employability and career progression are at the heart of the qualification and...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computing for Creative Industries (NSF)

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computing and Creative Industries is equivalent in size to 2 A levels and is aimed at students looking to progress to employment in this sector, either directly or following further training, including an apprenticeship...

Principles of Management and Leadership (CMI Level 3 Diploma) (NSF)

These qualifications are aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team, or project officer and shift manager to achieve clearly defined outcomes. They will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance....