Skills Connect

Skills Connect offers free training courses to all adults across West Yorkshire. Focusing on key sectors such as digital, construction and the green economy, health and graduates. It is delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) under the LEP’s FutureGoals brand.

Skills Connect is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through Gainshare, which was secured by the Leaders of West Yorkshire Councils and the Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal.

Luminate Education Group is contracted to deliver Skills Connect through West Yorkshire Learning Providers and the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.

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Level Up Your Education For Free

Previously known as the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on all our lives, and it may have left you out of work or thinking of a complete career change. That’s where the National Skills Fund comes in.

If you are earning below £23,400, unemployed or don’t currently hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), then you are eligible to study for free as an Adult learner. It means hundreds of courses are now available to study for free for those aged over 19 years old. So whether you’re looking to reskill or upskill, there’s never been a better opportunity.

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