We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
You can change your cookie settings at any time.
Departments, agencies and public bodies
News stories, speeches, letters and notices
Detailed guidance, regulations and rules
Reports, analysis and official statistics
Consultations and strategy
Data, Freedom of Information releases and corporate reports
You need basic reading, writing and maths skills to apply for most jobs or to study further, for example, for many qualifications which are in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
If you’re over 16 and you’ve left school, you normally do not have to pay to do:
If there’s a fee, you may be able to get Learner Support.
Search for a course on the National Careers Service course finder or call the helpline.
National Careers Service helpline
Telephone: 0800 100 900
8am to 10pm, 7 days a week
Find out about call charges
You can also ask for an adviser to call you - this will not cost you anything.
You can do courses at:
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone.