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Training Grants for the Unemployed

There are a variety of training grants for the unemployed, depending on what you want to do and what your long-term employment goals are, there should be one to suit your needs. The career and professional development loans are basically bank loans that are designed to be used for the out-of-pocket expenses caused by your education or training. A person is able to borrow between £300 and £10,000 for up to two years of learning. In order to qualify you must meet certain criteria set down by the providers. Because this is classed as a commercial loan, a person should exhaust all over options before seeking this as an alternative.

Job Centre Plus also offers a wide variety of training grants for the unemployed. They have individual grants for certain people, such as those over 50 going in to education, single parent students and disabled people who want to go to college. If you take a trip to your local JobCentre Plus, ask to speak to a training grant advisor who can discuss your options with you. The advisor can than help you begin the application process for the particular grant you are interested in.

The Work Based Learning Program is also backed by the government and is one of several training grants for the unemployed who fall in to the age group of 16 to 18-years old. This grant gives young people the opportunity to gain work-based experience through apprenticeships. The youngsters will receive a training allowance from the government who will also pay the employer for taking the youngster on. While on the Work Based Program, youngsters are given the opportunity to return to part-time study to obtain an NVQ certificate in a subject of their choosing.

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