Frequently asked questions

Funded criteria-Fully funded NVQ Health & Social Care Level 2 and 3

The Train to Gain service is designed to raise the skill levels of people who are in work but do not already hold a level 2 qualification.

The overall aim of the programme is to help those employees without the equivalent of 5 GCSE’s (Grades A-C) already.

Therefore, to take part you must tell us all of your existing qualifications.

If you have or are studying for any of the following qualifications or a higher level qualification,we’re sorry but you will not be eligible for ‘Train to Gain’ funding

for a further NVQ level 2 qualification.

The list is not exhaustive.


School / College Qualification Vocational (work related) qualifications
5 GCSE’s (grades A-C)or‘O’Levels
BEC General Certificate/diploma with credit
5 CSE grade 1’s
1 or more ‘A’ Level
Edexcel / BTEC 1st Diploma or higher
2 AS Levels
C & G Higher Operative or Craft
GNVQ Intermediate or higher
NVQ Level 2, 3 or 4
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