Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

You may also qualify if you’re:

  • Individuals whose incomes fall below the London Living Wage
  • Looking to retrain (must not have a level 3 in another specialism)
  • Unemployed and want to rejoin the workforce
  • Living in England

*Please note if you do not meet criteria, you will be offered the course as a full -fee paying student.

Young People

  • Free only if on benefits. You’ll need to pay half the fees if you’re working.
  • If you already have a Level 3 qualification, you may need to take out a loan to do a second Level 3.

Adults over 24

You’re on benefits
  • Free only up to level 3.
  • Must be your first Level 3 Qualification, we can offer funding that you won’t have to pay back as long as you complete the course.

Learners in receipt of low wage
  • You may be fully eligible for funding if you’re earning less than £20,572.50 annual gross salary. However, eligibility applies.

Romain Designs Training offers a wide range of Funded part-time Courses for 19+, and those wanting to get a taster of a course before undertaking a full vocational qualification. 

Next steps! once completing a Level 2 accredited qualification with us, you will be offered the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 . These can also be flexible opportunities for employers to train their staff. The team is highly experienced and our learners have a consistently high success rate of progression to Higher Education.

*Please note these courses are set at Level 2 Certificate and will lead onto a Level 3 Diploma (see details of the pathway, on course progression). All classes are currently delivered via our online learning platform, (blended learning) and all students are supported by a trainer/assessor.

Funded courses available from Romain Designs in partnership with Strode College

Available Courses

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 2 Certificate for the children and young people workforce 
Level 2 Diploma in Care
*Are you looking to train and gain skills to improve your job prospects? Take a Level 3 course in Adult Care or Childcare from April 2021 with us, without taking an Advance Learner Loan.

Criteria any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to a technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels, will be able to access these funded courses.
For the level 3 diploma, you must hold an English & Maths qualification at level 2 or be working towards achieving it. You must also be committed to completing the course for the full duration.

Register your interest now by completing our pre-enrolment form. We’ll have a quick chat and then send you out your enrolment pack with details on your start date.


How this works

You can take as many or as few (non-accredited) courses as you like and complete them in any order.

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The e-learning provision on offer is aimed at supporting individuals to update ICT skills, maintain mental health, and help them think about future career options.

Improving awareness and access to on-line provision at this time is a valuable resource for individuals who are worried about their jobs and are therefore looking to enhance their skills and knowledge.

The e-learning provision is aimed at improving individuals’ knowledge levels across a broad range of areas. The accredited courses available will enable individuals to brush up on existing skills, learn about new topics, and develop their understanding whilst learning on-line.

For more information on the enrolment process for a funded course. Please complete the Pre-enrolment form

These courses are delivered remotely