A 22 year old man from Northumberland has set up an e-petition to encourage everyone to be elligble for funded NVQ courses. Currently those with degrees and those over a certain age will not be funded by the Government, but this means a huge number of graduates who have struggled to progress will be expected to fund their own courses.  nvq courses available to allIf they’re lucky, they may be able to encourage their employers to pay for an NVQ course, but it’s those that are seeking employment who will suffer.

Ben Winfield completed a forensic degree at University, but has been struggling to find work since graduating. A government funded NVQ course will improve his CV and thus his chances of finding stable employment.

I’ve signed the e-petition as I think it’s important that people of all ages and all backgrounds are encouraged to aim high.