SkillsActive works on a number of programmes and projects that could help you access funding for training.
Whether you are looking to volunteer your spare time or are interested in an exciting career, there are often ways to save money on your training. Read more about how you may be be able to find free or discounted training!
Apprenticeships can be a great way to access funded training and allow you to study for a qualification at the same time as putting your knowledge to the test in a work environment. Apprenticeship funding is subject to eligibility requirements.
If you live, work or volunteer in London, the Mayor’s Sports Legacy Fund, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provides volunteers with up to 75% off training to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Games.
The Yorkshire and Humber Coaching Bursary, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provides 60% off UKCC coaching qualifications for new and existing coaches. It is funded by Sport England Yorkshire.
SkillsActive’s Joint Investment Programme helps meet specific skills gaps in the fitness and playwork sectors using training jointly funded by the Government and employers. If you are currently working, ask your employer about partly funding your training with support from SkillsActive.