Training Voucher Courses
FREE courses available with new Training Voucher scheme at Harlow College
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for free training if you meet the following criteria:
- Aged 19+
- Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
- Employed and earning under £20,319.00 (individual, not household income)
If you live in certain geographical areas you may not be eligible. More information.
If you do not meet the above eligibility you can still pay the full cost to study the course.
What do I do next?
- Apply for one of our eligible training courses. There’s lots to choose from covering all different areas, from Accounting to Automotive, Electrical to Counselling.
- The voucher will be directly applied to your chosen course by our Admissions Team, providing you meet the eligibility requirements and submit your evidence.
- To ensure you qualify for free training, our Admissions team will need the following:
If you are unemployed and in receipt of benefits you will need to supply evidence of proof of benefits e.g. Universal credits, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance etc.
If you are employed and earning under £20,319.00 you will need to supply evidence of your three most recent wage slips.
If you are unsure or have any questions about your benefits, please contact our friendly Admissions team who will go through everything with you.
If you’re unsure about what course you’d like to study you can book a Course and Careers Advice appointment with our expert advisers.
Within your appointment you will receive expert, impartial advice and guidance from our highly qualified IAG advisers who will look at all the options and opportunities available to you.
Why should I study a part-time course with Harlow College?
Part-time courses are structured to allow you to balance your studies with your work or family commitments, and to study at a rate that suits your personal circumstances.
Part-time study can help enhance your existing career, develop new skills if you are looking for promotion or increase job prospects if you are looking for a career change.
Can I study more than one course?
Yes, but you will need to complete your first course before you can start your next eligible course.
If my course is only £200 can I use the remaining amount of the training voucher’s value on another course?
The voucher can only be used on one course, but you can finish the course and apply for another eligible course. Same eligibility applies.
Can I use this voucher to pay for textbooks and equipment?
No, this voucher doesn’t cover course equipment and materials, however you may be eligible for a Harlow College 19+ Bursary covering travel costs, childcare and course materials. Speak to our Admissions Team to find out more: 01289 868100
I’m not sure what course to study
You can book a Course and Careers Advice appointment with our expert advisers. Book an appointment
What If I’m not eligible but still want to study one of these courses?
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria you can still pay the full cost to study the course.
I haven’t been in a classroom for many years! What will it be like?
Don’t worry! The chances are, most people in your class will be in the same boat. You will be studying with like-minded people who may be looking for a change in career, to upskill, or to enhance their existing career.