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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.

The government’s Free Courses for Jobs programme has created new opportunities for adults who are unemployed, or employed and earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319). You must be aged 19 or over to access funded full-time learning. 

You can view the list of courses eligible for funding here.

Do you have a question about the Free Courses for Jobs programme? Do you want to find out if you’re eligible? Maybe you want to learn more about the courses available? We’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know, including how to apply for a place on one of our funded courses.

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What is the Free Courses for Jobs programme?

The Free Courses for Jobs programme aims to help adults back into training after many have found work dry up or competition for jobs too fierce, as a result of the pandemic. 

The fund will help eligible adult learners access government funded level 3 courses. By offering funded training and qualifications in areas such as healthcare, engineering, education and more, adults can gain higher level skills, ready to move into the workplace.

Who is eligible for free courses as part of the Free Courses for Jobs programme?

You can get a free level 3 qualification (available courses listed below) if you:

  • are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification
  • already have a level 3 qualification or higher and earn below the National Living Wage (£20,317) annually 
  • already have a level 3 qualification or higher and are unemployed

Which courses are offered as part of the Free Courses for Jobs programme?

Courses that will be funded for eligible adult applicants are below:




Catering and Hospitality

Construction and Electrical



A Levels

There are a limited number of A Levels that are also available under the Free Courses for Jobs programme. Please contact the enrolment team to find out which A Levels are available.

Ready to apply? Find out how to join us now

Upon completion of your application we’ll contact you and make arrangements for your enrolment onto the course(s) you’ve chosen, ready for you to start.

If you don’t have the capacity to fit a full-time course into your schedule, the College also offers a full range of part-time courses for adults.

This includes online courses and options in community venues across Nottingham (see individual course listings for any funding that may be available for the part-time options). 

For more information, please contact us on 0115 9 100 100.