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Free Courses for Jobs

Whether you’re looking to progress in your current industry or want to try something new, building on your existing strengths with a free qualification can help you on the path to a better job.

Courses link to a large range of sectors, including accounting, digital, health and social care, construction, early years, catering, agriculture and more.

Available to:

Adults who are unemployed, earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), or do not already have a level 3 qualification


Courses vary from a few weeks to a year

Age restriction:

19 and over

Course type:



The courses are free. You may also be able to get additional financial support to pay for childcare, travel and other costs. Speak to your course provider to find out what support is available.

How to apply:

Use Find a Course to find the right qualification for you. Alternatively, contact your local training provider or college.

What it can lead to:

Gaining a level 3 qualification could boost your income by 16% and help you stand out to employers.

The courses are designed to help you improve your job opportunities and could lead to earning a higher wage.  Many of the courses are linked to sectors that are actively recruiting.

About the courses:

There are over 400 free courses on offer linked to a wide variety of different sectors.  

These courses are flexible, offering full-time, part-time or online, and vary in length, so you can find a course that fits around your other commitments.

These qualifications are equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.

How to Apply:

Use Find a Course to find the right qualification for you.

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