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Free courses for job seekers

If you are currently unemployed and looking for work, our employability courses could help you to develop your skills, gain new qualifications. They also provide support with finding employment and using job boards, CV/job applications and interview techniques.

Course List





Motivation for Work

NCFE L1 Certificate in Job Search and Employment Potential

11 days

Business Administration and Skills for Work

BIIAB Level 1 Award in Business Administration

NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

17 days

Support Work in Schools and Colleges

NCFE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

20 days

(10am to 2pm)

Functional Skills in English

Functional Skills in English Entry 3

 8 days

Functional Skills in Maths

Functional Skills in Maths Entry 3

 8 days

Intermediate IT Level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Award in IT User Skills

 15 days


CSCS and Skills for Work

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills & CSCS

 16 days

AAT and Bookkeeping

Access Award in Accounting Software Level 1 & Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1

8 weeks (Mon-Wed)

Caremark Adult Care Sector Based Work Academy

NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

Pearson Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Infection Prevention


5 weeks (interviews)
Remote – online
IT for Beginners

City & Guilds Entry 3 Award in IT Skills

4 weeks

CIS Door


Sector Based Work Academy

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills & HABC Level 1 Award in Door Supervision

18 days
ESOL Pre-Entry

Pre-Entry ESOL (Non-regulated)

12 weeks

ESOL Entry Level 1/Entry Level 2 (Non-regulated)

12 weeks
Basic Skills Pre-Entry English

Basic Skills Pre-Entry English (Non-regulated)

12 weeks
Basic Skills English Entry Level 3

Basic Skills English E3 (Non-regulated)

12 weeks



You will benefit from:

  • Having access to a tutor or assessor 
  • Gaining additional skills and qualifications needed in the workplace
  • Developing knowledge to further your professional career
  • Learning at your own pace

Study for free

These courses are fully funded for those who live in England, are aged 19 and over on 31 August and meet the following criteria:

  • Not currently in full-time education
  • Had permanent lawful residency in the UK/EU for the last three consecutive years
  • Not previously completed any part of the requested qualifications and/or similar qualifications
  • Currently in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit.

All courses are subject to availability, eligibility and accessibility needs. You will not be guaranteed a place on a course until you have fully enrolled and received your Learning Agreement.

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