All learners applying to join a Level 3 skills or qualification course are required to attend a pre-course Information and Assessment session before being offered a place.
We want to make sure that you're fully prepared for your qualification and have the best chance of succeeding. The session is your chance to discuss with a specialist why you have chosen the qualification and what you want to get out of it. You can ask any questions you have about the course.
The course specialist will go through your expectations, the amount of work involved and any support needs you may have or further steps you might need to take before the course starts. They'll also make sure you'll be studying at the right level.
Course fees will be met by the ESFA if you are aged 19 to 23 and studying your first full Level 3 course.
If you've already achieved a qualification at level 3 or higher, or if you're aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for an Adult Learning Loan. We'll discuss this with you at the Information and Assessment session and support you with your application if needed.