About The Academy


We work in partnership with the Council's Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS) who may be able to fund all or some of the course you are applying for. Contact us for further information and funding application forms.

Free level 3 adult education

The government recently announced the introduction of the National Skills Fund. The purpose of this fund is to help adults train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects, by providing funding for any adult who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification.

We’re excited to share that the following qualifications can be funded:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

We're very pleased that these important qualifications have been recognised and look forward to supporting you on your career journey.

If you think you may be eligible for funding from this new source, please contact us.


View our terms and conditions for when applying for a qualification.