Study a Level 3 Course for FREE!

Thanks to the government's Level 3 Courses for Jobs scheme, eligible adults can study certain Level 3 programmes at East Durham College utterly FREE* of charge!

*Eligibility Information

To be eligible for studying a level 3 course for free, you must fit into one of these categories:

  • You are aged 19 or over and do not already have a Level 3 qualification
  • You already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)
  • Already have a level 3 qualification or higher, but are unemployed

For any questions on your eligibility for these courses, please contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222, email, or use the website's Live chat facility.

What Courses Are Available?

Any of these courses are eligible for funding under this scheme.