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Free Courses For Jobs

What is free courses for jobs

Free courses for jobs is a government-led initiative that offers free level 3 courses for anyone aged 19 or over, who does not already have a level 3 or above qualification. It can also be accessed by those that do possess a level 3 or higher qualification, if they are currently unemployed or earning below the national living wage of £20,319 (in some areas, there may be a slightly different low wage threshold). Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or an A Level. 
The purpose of free courses for jobs is to reduce sector skills shortages, support individuals in enhancing their career prospects within their current industry and enable individuals to reskill within a new sector. Eligible courses are available in sectors such as health and social care, childcare and early years, hospitality and catering, accounting and finance, and construction.

Highfield qualifications eligible for funding

We currently offer the following 4 approved Level 3 qualifications which can be delivered as part of free courses for jobs: 

How to apply for free courses for jobs as a learner 

The National Careers home page includes lots of useful information and can be used to search for courses delivered in your area National Careers Service course finder

If you pass the admissions criteria and are accepted onto the course, you will not have to pay a course fee. You may also be eligible for additional government funding to assist with childcare, travel, and other costs associated with the course.