People aged 16 years and over are entitled to free education when they enrol on any Level 1 or Level 2 foundation programme. The aim is to ensure that students gain the core foundational skills required for success in life and for higher level vocational study, training and employment. Key components of these programmes will include literacy and numeracy development, developing skills to pathway into industry, and the completion of Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.
Who is eligible?
You are entitled to fees-free education if you:
- Are 16 years of age or over;
- Have not achieved a qualification at Level 2 or higher.
Application forms and more information on foundation education can be found here.