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Free courses for jobs: list of providers

Updated 25 January 2024

Applies to England

This list provides details of the colleges and training providers that are currently able to offer free places for one or more of the level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults.

Contact the college directly to find out if they have free places for the qualification you’re interested in.

If you’re eligible and your college or training provider is able to offer free places for the qualification you’re interested in, you will not have to pay for the course.

East Midlands

Provider name Postcode Website
Academy Transformation Trust B73 6AZ
Access Training (East Midlands) Ltd NG1 1GW
Acorn Training Ltd LE1 1FB
Acorn Training Consultants Ltd DE5 3DG
Boston College PE21 6JF
Chesterfield College S41 7NG
CT Skills NG9 2TA
DBC Training DE1 1NN
Derby City Council DE24 9DE
Derby College Group (DCG) DE24 8JE
Derbyshire County Council DE4 3AG
Evolve Your Future Ltd NN10 9YS
Futures Advice, Skills And Employment NG1 6GE
Futures for You NG1 6GE
Grantham College NG31 9AP
Leicester College LE2 7LW
Lincoln College LN2 5HQ
Lincolnshire County Council LN1 1YL
Loughborough College LE11 3BT
Maximus UK Services various locations
Northampton College NN3 3RF
Nottingham College NG2 7GG
Nottingham Trent University NG1 4BU
Nottinghamshire County Council NG2 7QP
Qdos Training NG18 1EE
Resume Foundation LE1 7GE
Sapphire Logistics & Consultancy Ltd DY2 0LY
Stamford College PE9 1XA
Stephenson College LE67 3TN
The Portland Training Company Limited S1 4EH
The Number 4 Group Ltd LN1 1UB
The SMB Group LE67 3TN
Train 4 Ltd LN1 1UB
University of Derby DE22 1GB
West Nottinghamshire College NG18 5BH
Workpays Limited DE1 1SU

East of England

Provider name Postcode Website
Back 2 Work Complete Training various locations
Barrett Bell SG1 2BH
Bedford College MK42 9AH
Cambridge Regional College CB4 2QT
Cambridgeshire County Council PE15 8LE
Care First Training CM13 3FR
Central Bedfordshire College LU5 4HG
Central Bedfordshire Council SG17 5TQ
Central Training Academy SS1 1BJ
Chelmsford College CM2 0JQ
City College Norwich NR2 2LJ
Colchester Institute CO3 3LL
Community Training Portal LU3 1RG
East Coast College NR32 2NB
Employment Education Training Group LU6 1EX
Essex County Council CM1 1QH
Harlow College CM20 3LH
Hertford Regional College SG12 9JF
Hertfordshire County Council SG6 2EN
Inspire Education Group PE1 4DZ
Luton Borough Council LU1 2BQ
Norfolk County Council NR1 2DH
North Hertfordshire College SG1 1LA
Oaklands College AL4 0JA
Peterborough City Council PE1 1TU
Professional Development and Training PE2 6GX
Skills Edge Training NR1 1RY
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education SS1 1ND
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council SS2 6ER
Specialist Trade Courses CM23 4BD
Steadfast Training PE11 3YR
Suffolk New College IP4 1LT
The College of Animal Welfare PE29 2BQ
The College of West Anglia PE30 2QW
The Skills Network various locations
Thurrock Council RM17 6SL
Unified Seevic Palmer’s College SS7 1TW
West Herts College WD17 3EZ
West Suffolk College IP33 3RL


Provider name Postcode Website
Barking and Dagenham College RM7 0XU
Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council IG11 7NR
Barnet and Southgate College N14 6BS
Barrett Bell Ltd WD18 8AS
Beacon Education Partnership NW1 0AG
Bexley London Borough Council DA7 4EZ
Borough of Greenwich SE18 6HQ
Brent London Borough Council HA9 0FJ
Bromley London Borough Council BR1 1LD
Camden London Borough Council N1C 4AG
Capel Manor College EN1 4RQ
Capital City College Group (previously The WKCIC Group) WC1X 8RA
Central Training Academy various locations
Common Council of the City of London EC2P 2EJ
Croydon College CR9 1DX
Croydon London Borough Council CR0 1EA
DTK Business Services Ltd E15 4HF
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College W14 9BL
Ealing London Borough Council W5 2HL
Eden College of Human Resource Development and Management Studies RM7 7HL
Hackney London Borough Council E8 1GQ
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council W6 9JJ
Haringey London Borough Council N22 6XD
Harrow College and Uxbridge College (HCUC) UB8 1NQ
Harrow London Borough Council HA1 2XY
Havering London Borough Council RM1 4HR
Hillingdon London Borough Council UB8 1NP
Hounslow London Borough Council TW3 3EB
Islington London Borough Council N1 1XR
JFC Training College SE18 6PE
JGA Group HA1 3EX
Lambeth College SW4 9BL
Lambeth London Borough Council SW2 1RW
Learning Curve Group various locations
Let Me Play W14 0HN
Lewisham College SE4 1UT
London South East Colleges - Bexley Campus DA8 1RA
London South East Colleges - Bromley Campus BR2 8HE
London South East Colleges - Greenwich Campus SE18 7DQ
London South East Colleges - Orpington Campus BR6 0TE
London Vocational College IG1 4PE
Mary Ward Settlement WC1N 3AQ
Merton Borough Council SM4 5DX
MI Skills Development Centre SW9 9UH
Morley College Ltd SE1 7HT
NCG various locations
New City College E14 0AF
Newham College of Further Education E6 6ER
Newham London Borough Council E15 3AE
OASIS Care and Training Agency SE15 1LW
Orchard Hill College SM2 5AS
Paddington Development Trust W9 2DB
Pathway Group IG1 1BA
Prevista N7 9DP
Professional Training Solutions various locations
Redbridge London Borough Council IG2 6TD
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College TW9 2RE
Richmond upon Thames College TW2 7SJ
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea W8 7NX
Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames KT5 9AL
Skills Max Academy E14 4QZ
Skills Training UK HA9 0PA
South Thames Colleges Group KT1 2AQ
Southbank London Colleges SW4 9BL
Southwark London Borough Council SE1 2TZ
Stanmore College HA7 4BQ
Surrey Adult Learning (Surrey County Council) KT1 2DT
Sutton London Borough Council SM1 1EA
The Assessment and Training Centre DA16 3AB
The Brooke House Sixth Form College E5 8BP
The City Literary Institute WC2B 4BA
The Consultancy Home Counties EN2 6NF
The Forward Trust SE11 5DP
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy various locations
The Skills Centre EC2V 6JP
The University of West London W5 5RF
Tower College of Further and Higher Education London Ltd SE14 6TA
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council E3 5EQ
Training Skills UK W1J 6QE
Twin Training International SE10 9GB
Waltham Forest College E17 4JB
Waltham Forest London Borough Council E17 8QR
Waltham International College IG11 7NR
Wandsworth London Borough Council SW18 2HJ
West Thames College TW7 4HS
Westminster City Council NW8 8LW
Workers’ Educational Association EC2A 4XW
Working Men’s College Corporation NW1 1TR
Uganda Community Relief Association N17 8JL
United Colleges Group W2 1NB
University of the Arts London WC1V 7EY


Provider name Postcode Website
Bishop Auckland College DL14 6JZ
Bishop Burton College HU17 8QG
B-Skill various locations
Cecos Computing various locations
City of Sunderland College SR3 4AH
County Durham Council DH1 5UL
Darlington Borough Council DL1 5AJ
Darlington College DL1 1DR
Derwentside College DH8 5EE
East Durham College SR8 2RN
Education Partnership NE - Ashington Campus NE63 9RG
Education Partnership NE - Kirkley Hall Campus NE20 0AG
Enterprise Made Simple TS5 7DY
Finchale Training College DH1 1TH
Gateshead College NE8 3BE
Gateshead Council NE8 1HH
Hartlepool Borough Council TS24 7HD
Hartlepool College of Further Education TS24 7NT
ITEC North East DL5 6XP
Learning Curve Group various locations
Middlesbrough College TS2 1AD
NCG various locations
New College Durham DH1 5ES
Newcastle College NE4 7SA
Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council NE4 9LU
North Tyneside Council Employment & Skills Service NE29 7BU
Northern Care Training Ltd DL16 6FS
PeoplePlus Group various locations
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College TS14 6BU
Profound Services Ltd (part of the Learning Curve Group) DL16 6FS
Realise Learning & Employment various locations
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council TS10 1RT
Release Potential NE43 7SF
Resources North East (NE) NE32 3EF
Skills North East NE23 7BF
South Tyneside Council NE33 2RL
Stockton Borough Council TS23 2DA
Sunderland City Metropolitan Borough Council SR2 7SN
The Education Training Collective TS17 6FB
Think Employment various locations
Trade Techs SR8 1AL
Training Works 4 U various locations
Triage Central Ltd TS1 4AT
TRN (Train) Ltd NE11 0EF
Tyne Coast College NE34 6ET
Tyne Metropolitan College NE28 9NL
Vision Training TS18 3NA


Provider name Postcode Website
Antrec Ltd PR8 4PH
Aquinas College SK2 6TH
Ashley Hunter OL1 1TE
Ashton Sixth Form College OL6 9RL
Aspire Sporting Academy BB4 5HU
Babington Business College various locations
Back 2 Work Complete Training M12 6JH
Blackburn College BL3 5BG
Blackpool and the Fylde College FY2 0HB
Bolton College BL3 5BG
Bright Direction Training Ltd various locations
Burnley College BB12 0AN
Bury College Bl9 0DB
Challenge-trg Skills WN3 6PS
Cheshire College South and West CW2 8AB
Crosby Training L20 3QQ
Discover Training WN1 1TD
Free2Learn OL1 1DE
Furness College LA14 2PJ
Genesis Training WA8 7QF
Gloucestershire College various locations
Go Train WA10 1TF
Halton Borough Council WA8 7QF
Hopwood Hall College M24 6XH
Hugh Baird College L20 7EW
Innovative Alliance CH41 1LJ
Kendal College LA9 5AY
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council L32 8XY
Lakes College West Cumbria CA14 4JN
Lancaster and Morecambe College LA1 2TY
Macclesfield College SK11 8LF
Manchester City Council M8 5UF
Mantra Learning M24 1RU
Maximus UK Services various locations
MTC Learning N17 9TA
Myerscough College PR3 0RY
NCG various locations
Nelson and Colne College BB9 7YT
Netcom various locations
Pathway Group OL9 6AZ
PeoplePlus Group M1 3HY
PHX Training CA1 1EJ
Plato Training CH2 2AQ
Preston College PR2 8UR
Realise Learning and Employment various locations
Reaseheath College CW5 6DF
Riverside College L36 8HT
Runshaw College PR25 3DQ
Salford City College M6 7FR
Seetec M1 5AN
Southport College PR9 0TT
St Helens Chamber WA10 1FY
St Helens College  WA10 1PP
Standguide Ltd SK1 3TH
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council SK3 0BJ
Street League M4 5BA
Tameside College OL6 6NX
Technical Professionals Limited (LearnTech) SK10 4TF
The City of Liverpool College L1 9DW
The Education and Skills Partnership various locations
The Growth Company M1 5JW
The Learning Foundry L1 3SA
The Manchester College (LTE Group) M11 2WH
The Oldham College OL9 6AA
The Trafford College Group WA14 5PQ
The Training Brokers M27 6AD
Three Dimensional Training Limited CH41 1EL
Total People M11 2WH
Total Training Provision various locations
Trade Skills Development Centre WN8 9PL
Training Strategies Ltd L20 7AD
Vocational Skills Solutions L9 6AW
Waltham International College various locations
Warrington and Vale Royal College WA2 8QA
Wigan and Leigh College WN1 1RR
Wirral Metropolitan College CH62 0AY
Women’s Technology Training L8 7PE
Workers’ Educational Association L3 9JR


Provider name Postcode Website
Abingdon and Witney College OX14 1GG
Activate Learning OX1 1SA
Aylesbury College HP21 8PD
Basingstoke College of Technology RG21 8TN
Bexhill College TN40 2JG
Brockenhurst College SO42 7ZE
Brooklands College KT13 8TT
Buckinghamshire Council HP20 1UA
Chichester College Group PO19 1SB
City of Portsmouth College PO6 2SA
East Surrey College RH1 2JX
East Sussex College Group BN21 2UF
East Kent Colleges (EKC) Group CT10 1PN
Eastleigh College SO50 5FS
Fareham College PO14 1NH
Farnborough College of Technology GU14 6SB
Functional Skills UK BN41 1HU
Go Train ME2 4FE
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College BN12 6NU
Havant and South Downs College PO7 8AA
Impact Futures Training Ltd SL3 6EY
Isle of Wight College PO30 5TA
Itchen College SO19 7TB
Kent County Council ME14 1XQ
Lighthouse Learning Trust PO12 4QA
Mid-Kent College ME7 1FN
Milton Keynes College MK6 5LP
Newbury College RG14 7TD
North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) KT17 3DS
North Kent College DA1 2JT
Peter Symonds College SO22 6RX
Plumpton College BN7 3AE
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy BN41 2WS
Professional Training Solutions GU9 7TD
Qube Qualifications and Development Ltd OX14 4RR
Reading Borough Council RG1 2LU
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College SO15 5RL
Ruskin College OX3 9BZ
SCL Education & Training GU47 9DN
Serco RG27 9UY
Southampton City College SO14 1AR
Southampton City Council SO14 7LY
Sparsholt College SO21 2NF
St Vincent College PO12 4QA
The Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) SL6 6QR
The Childcare Company SL1 2BE
The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham RH12 2EJ
The Henley College RG9 1UH
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group SL3 8BY
TNB Skills Training CT20 1DZ
Waverley Borough Council GU9 9PT
West Sussex County Council PO19 1RQ


Provider name Postcode Website
Achievement Training Ltd PL1 1DN
Arts University Plymouth PL4 8AT
Bath College BA1 1UP
Bournemouth and Poole College BH14 0LS
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council BH2 6EB
Bridgwater and Taunton College TA6 4PZ
Cirencester College GL7 1XA
City College Plymouth PL1 5QG
City of Bristol College BS1 5UA
Cornwall College PL25 4DJ
Exeter College EX4 4JS
Gloucestershire College GL51 7SJ
Gloucestershire County Council GL1 2TG
Kingston Maurward College DT2 8PY
New College Swindon SN3 1AH
Petroc EX31 2BQ
PGL Training (plumbing) EX3 0DB
Plymouth City Council PL1 3BJ
Richard Huish College TA1 3DZ
South Devon College TQ4 7EJ
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College BS34 7AT
South West Association of Training Providers Ltd (Swatpro) TA1 3NW
Strode College BA16 0AB
Truro and Penwith College TR1 3XX
Weston College of Further and Higher Education BS23 2AL
Weymouth College DT4 7LQ
Wiltshire College and University Centre BA14 0ES
Yeovil College BA21 4DR

West Midlands

Provider name Postcode Website
Acacia Training ST4 8GB
Axia Solutions ST4 4RJ
Back 2 Work Group various locations
Birmingham City Council B1 1BB
Birmingham Metropolitan College B74 2NW
Bright Direction Training Ltd various locations
Building Contractors Training Group (BCTG) B69 2BN
Burton and South Derbyshire College DE14 3RL
Capita PLC various locations
Citrus Training NN9 5QF
City of Wolverhampton College WV1 1SH
CodeYourFuture various locations
Coventry City Council CV2 5BD
Coventry College CV1 5DG
Dudley College DY1 4AS
Enterkey Training B10 0SN
Fircroft College B29 6LH
Gecko B9 4AU
Generation: You Employed various locations
Halesowen College B63 3NA
Heart Of Mercia HR1 1LU
Heart of Worcestershire College B97 4DE
Herefordshire, Ludlow, and North Shropshire College HR1 1LS
Hereward College of Further Education CV4 9SW
JBC Skills Training Ltd CV5 6EJ
Kidderminster College DY10 1AB
Lead various locations
Moulton College NN3 7RR
NCG various locations
Netcom B7 4AX
Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group ST5 2GB
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College CV11 6BH
Pathway Group B25 8EP
Pet-xi CV4 8HS
Phoenix Training SE22 0BB
Pilot IMS UK B62 8DG
Primary Goal CV1 5DG
Release Potential various locations
Sandwell College B70 6AW
SCCU Group CV3 2TQ
School of Code various locations
Serco various locations
Shrewsbury Colleges Group SY2 6PR
Skills Training UK various locations
Solihull College and University Centre B91 1SB
South & City College Birmingham B5 5SU
South Staffordshire College WS13 6QG
Stoke on Trent College ST4 2DG
Sutton Coldfield Training B73 5TR
Tech Talent B3 2AA
Telford College TF1 2NP
The Development Manager B9 4AA
University College Birmingham B3 1PB
University of Birmingham B15 2TT
Vocational Skills Solutions B1 1EQ
Walsall College WS2 8ES
Waltham International College various locations
Warwickshire College CV21 1AR
Wolverhampton City Council WV1 1SH
Worcester Sixth Form College WR5 2LU

Yorkshire and the Humber

Provider name Postcode Website
Askham Bryan College YO23 3FR
Barnsley College S70 2YW
Bradford College BD7 1AY
Calderdale College HX1 3UZ
City of York Council Y01 6JD
Craven College BD23 1US
DN College Group DN1 2RF
East Riding of Yorkshire Council HU17 9BA
Franklin College DN34 5BY
Heart Of Yorkshire Education Group  WF1 2DH
Hull College HU1 3DG
Kingston upon Hull City Council HU1 2AA
Kirklees College HD1 3LD
Leeds City College LS3 1AA
Leeds College of Building LS2 7QT
Luminate Education Group LS3 1AA
North Yorkshire County Council DL9 3RE
Northern College S75 3ET
RNN College S65 1EG
Sheffield College S2 2RL
Shipley College BD18 3LQ
TEC Partnership DN34 5BQ
The Academy Grimsby DN34 5AQ
The Construction Skills People S41 9FG
Think Employment Ltd various locations
Total Training Provision various locations
Training Works 4 U various locations
Wakefield College WF1 2DH
York College YO23 2BB