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The Government’s Free Courses for Jobs offer enables those aged 19+ to gain valuable skills on Level 3 courses, to progress in their career or re-train in a new sector - and for free!

If you’re aged 19 or over, you could access a free Level 3 qualification. There is government support available to help you gain skills that employers are looking for in sectors where they are needed. In turn you can improve your job prospects and earn a higher wage, whatever your stage of life.

Whether you qualify is down to your age, current earnings and current qualifications. You could be eligible for free courses if: 

You are 19+ and earning under the National Living Wage (£23,400 or £20,319 if not from an eligible regional postcode), regardless of your previous qualifications


You are 19+ and earning over the National Living Wage but it is your first Level 3 qualification


The courses available include fast track careers in Rail, courses for in-demand areas like counselling, care and mental health, and modern technical qualifications in ever-growing sectors like Cyber Security and Software Development. Most of the courses run over several months and are worth anywhere between £800 and £7000.

Through the Learner Support Fund we can also possibly provide additional help (again depending on your circumstances) with the cost of equipment, travel, and childcare. 

For further information, or to see if you qualify, please get in touch with Enrolments on 01274 327327 or email



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