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    In the meantime, find out more information about the ILM funding below:

    Are you looking for funding for leadership and management qualifications?

    ILM provides a comprehensive selection of market leading qualifications and learning programmes, some of them fully, or partially funded by the UK Government.

    ILM understands that the information about funding, the rules and the eligibility criteria for accessing skills funding in the UK can be complex. To support you, we provide a catalogue/course directory of our government funded qualifications.

    Visit our funding page to download a copy of our directory

    Funding for 16-19 year olds

    Available for 19+ learners to access full Certificate and Diploma qualifications at Level 2 and 3.

    Funding for 16-19 year olds


    Funding for apprenticeships comes from a Government levy paid by large employers. This levy fully funds any eligible learner aged 16+, for any apprenticeship approved by the Institute of Apprenticeship and Technical Education.

    Funding for Apprenticeships

    Funding 19+ year olds

    The Adult Education Budget (AEB) supports any learner aged 19-24 to gain their first full level 2 or level 3 certificate or diploma.

    Funding for 19+ year olds

    19+ FE Advanced Learning Loans

    19+ Advanced Learning Loans are available for eligible learners over the age of 19 wishing to study an approved loan qualification at level 3, 4, 5 or 6.

    19+ FE Adult Learner Loans

    National Skills Fund Adult Level 3 offer

    The National Skills Fund supports the Adult Level 3 offer, designed to enable 19+ adults to train or retrain to gain skills that are valued by employers. These qualifications are fully funded for learners who are employed or unemployed without a full level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels).

    National Skills Fund Adult Level 3 offer

    Government resources and useful links

    See our list of government resources and helpful links