Funding if you are registered unemployed
If you are registered unemployed and in receipt of benefits then you maybe eligible to receive funding from the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) for our course. However, that does not mean that you will automatically receive funding. You should attend the Jobcentre as part of a normal interview cycle/schedule or request an ad-hoc interview. Tell them that you have found a course that you would like to take in order to gain this nationally recognised qualification in your chosen field. The final decision on whether funding is available will be decided by your Jobcentre advisor
This will in turn allow you to obtain a job and therefore you would be coming off benefits. Inform them that the course provider is registered with the DWP, quoting our DUNS Number 235109258. They will need to be satisfied that with the qualification you will receive interviews which will lead you to receiving offers of a job or you can demonstrate that you will sign off of JSA and enter self-employment or permanent employment of at least 16 hours per week.
A letter from a potential employer confirming that when you have completed the course and obtained the Nationally recognised BTEC Qualification in Advanced Private Investigation Level 3, it will result in you being offered employment as a trainee investigator and therefore you would be coming of benefits would certainly help your application. If however, you intend to become self-employed and start your own business they may need you to provide a detailed business plan which we will be able to assist you with.
We cannot emphasise enough that you will need to demonstrate to your advisor, that you are a worthy reciprocate of public funding.