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Train To Gain Programme

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the eligibility criteria regarding past academic achievement for individuals accessing the Train to Gain programme are; and if he will make a statement. (243555)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: All adults (aged 19 plus) in employment and volunteers can access Train to Gain regardless of previous academic qualifications.

For those without qualifications at level 2, full funding is available for a level 2 qualification. At Level 3, first full qualifications are fully funded for adult employees between 19-15 years of age and those who have not done a previous level 2. At Level 4, first full qualifications are fully funded for adults between the ages of 19-25 who have not done a previous Level 3. For others who already have a full level 2 and want to do another qualification above that level, some funding is available depending on individual circumstances. There are additional funding flexibilities available for SME employees and for employees in particular sectors through sector compacts.

Further detail on eligibility criteria can be found in the Train to Gain funding guidance at