These courses are for people who reside in the Greenwich borough, who are eligible for free learning.
Courses for Greenwich Residents
Who is Eligible?
Individuals wishing to receive funding for the courses provided below must fall under the following eligibility criteria:
1. You must be 19 or older on/after 31st August 2021.
2. You must be British, have a Right of Abode, or have lived in the UK for at least three years continuously.
3. If you are an EEA national in the UK, you must have lived in the UK continuously for three years and have pre-settled or settled status.
4. For other non-UK nationals, you must have lived continuously in the UK for three years and have pre-settled or settled status but cannot be living here on a student or postgraduate visa.
5. If you are living in the Uk on a student visa, you are not eligible for funding for these courses.
Any individual with any of the statuses listed below is eligible to receive funding and are exempt from the 3-year residency requirement rule:
1. Refugee status
2. Discretionary leave to enter or remain
3. Exceptional leave to enter or remain
4. Indefinite leave to enter or remain
5. Humanitarian protection
6. Leave outside the rules
7. Afghan Locally Engaged Staff under the intimidation policy
8. The husband, wife, civil partner or child of any of the above in options 1 to 7
9. Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 leave
10. Calais leave to remain
Asylum seekers are eligible to receive funding if they:
1. Have lived in the UK for six months or longer while their claim is being considered by the Home Office, and no decision on their claim has been made
2. Are receiving local authority support under section 23C or section 23CA of the Children Act 1989 or the Care Act 2014
An individual who has been refused asylum will be eligible if:
1. They have appealed against a decision made by the UK government against granting refugee status and, no decision has been made within 6 months of lodging the appeal
2. They are granted support for themselves under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
3. They are receiving local authority support for themselves under section 23C or section 23CA of the Children Act 1989