Early Years

Bursary applications April 20 – March 21

Support Available for Early Years Qualifications

Bursary applications to support Buckinghamshire Early Years providers for April 2020- March 2021 have now closed. Details for how to apply for a Bursary from April 2021 will be available soon, subject to availability of funding.


Other funding

 For students not eligible for a bursary you may like to consider:

It is important to check with the chosen training provider that they accept payment from Student Finance England before applying for a loan.


Free Funded Level 3 childcare qualifications from April 2021

Childcare Level 3 qualifications are among 400 fully funded courses for adults, that the Government is making available for free from April 2021. Further to a Government announcement, adult students will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020. These fully funded courses include Childcare Level 3 qualifications, available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (or A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain skills and open further job opportunities.


Click here for a full list of qualifications included in the National Skills Fund – level 3 adult offer. For more information contact your training provider.

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