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Family learning funding

BHCC’s Adult and Community Learning courses have government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). All family learning  classes are free to eligible learners.

Eligibility for funding

To enrol on one of these courses, you must be:

  • aged 19 or over as at 31st August 2020 (except for parents under 19 who are on Family Learning courses)
  • a UK citizen, a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or have a Right of Abode in the UK.

You must have generally lived in the UK / EEA for at least three years before your first day of learning.

Priority will be given to learners with qualifications below Level 2 or on means tested benefits or a low income.

To complete your enrolment you will need to provide proof of identity. We accept a photo of one of the following:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • national ID card
  • birth or adoption certificate
  • National Insurance card
  • credit or debit card
  • recent utility bills or bank statements
  • freedom pass

Confirmation of low income and receipt of benefits may also be requested