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:
- Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) - this can be delivered as a stand-alone qualification or as part of an apprenticeship programme. Its delivery can also be supported by our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Highfield-Kit
- Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage (RQF)
- Highfield Level 3 Diploma for Commercial Locksmiths and Property Security (RQF)
- Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Driving Goods Vehicles (RQF) - A total of three pathways can be chosen for this qualification. These pathways are Vans, Rigid Vehicles and Articulated or Draw Bar. The delivery of this stand-alone qualification can be supported by the Level 3 Diploma in Driving Goods Vehicles Highfield-kit.
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.