Free Level 3 Qualifications for Adults

As part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee initiative, East Durham College is delighted that it can provide learners aged 19+ with access to their first full Level 3 qualification for FREE on daytime courses starting this September 2021.

The list below provides details of all the level 3 qualifications that are free, at East Durham College, if you are aged 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification. A full level 3 qualification is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 A levels.

If you’re 19 to 23 years old you can also access additional qualifications for free. If you’re in this age group, contact our Student Services team for further information.

Accounting

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

Agriculture and Land & Wildlife

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture (540)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (540)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture (1080)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (1080)

Building & Construction

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)

Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction)

Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)

Level 3 Diploma In Plumbing Foundation (From 2022 only)

Childcare & Early Years

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education

CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

Digital

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT

Engineering

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

Health & Social Care

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Public Services

Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (540)

Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (OG)

Transportation Operations & Maintenance

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

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