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Fully-funded Skills Training to Improve Your Career

Unfortunately, our funded skills training options have now come to an end

Discover, start and develop your new skill, job or side-hustle

Unlock free, flexible, and job focused training that puts you in control, builds real-world skills, and introduces you to employers.

All our training includes key employability coaching and guidance whilst you upskill and make your work-life change. Whether you're a school leaver, a creator, an employee, a parent or an aspiring entrepreneur you can study around your own commitments, at your own pace, and be job ready in less than three months.

We work with experts from across London, including London South Bank University, to provide introductory and accredited courses. Higher level learning without the commitment, cost, and traditional classroom.

Our training is fully-funded by the European Social Fund, Greater London Authority, and HM Government Department for Education

Free training funders

"I'm confident that I made the right decision. Thank you for providing such a valuable service."

Ahmed Moalin - Training participant
Ahmed Moalin, Online Customer Experience (Salesforce), Level 4

Choose your sector ...

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Business & Entrepreneurship

If you want to become your own boss, monetise your hobby or become a better manager you can get started with us.

What will I learn?

You'll come away with a deeper knowledge of start-ups, SMEs and soft skills. De-mystify the world of small business, the economy and risk whilst meeting the experts and employers who will show you how to make your ideas pay.

Courses include:

  • Pitching and Negotiation Skills - L4
  • Project Management: Manage a Project - L4
  • Principles of Management and Leadership in Organisations  - L4

Digital & Cyber

The skills and jobs in the world of digital and cyber just keep expanding. Be confident that your skills are up-to-date and learn the industry standard software with the experts.

What will I learn?

With skills in digital your possibilities are endless. You could build apps, design an online CV or learn how to set up, operate and manage a customer relationship system. Some of our participants go straight into careers with Salesforce or become Business Analysts. 

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Digital Media (Croydon residents)
  • Innovation and Digital Transformation - L4
  • Online Customer Experience (Saleforce) - L4
  • Website Design and Development - L4
QUOTE: "The course transformed how I approach work" - Ediz - Web Development
Quote: "Unlike similar modules, you'll only study what is relevant to you." - Rachel - LSBURachel - Academic CPPD

Health & Social Care

Supporting your community and doing the work you're passionate about matters. Our free training can help you develop the career you want and build on your existing knowledge.

What will I learn?

Depending which of our curated courses you choose you'll be able to learn the importance of professional reflection to improve your vital skills or how to support young people to develop in ways that benefit them and their carers.

Courses include:

  • Working with Others to Support Children with Additional Needs - L4
  • Understanding the Higher level Teaching Assistant Role - L4
  • Coordinating special educational needs provision  - L4

Green Industries

We spend 85% of our lives indoors. Keeping those buildings warm, healthy and comfortable for everyone is becoming increasingly important. This is your opportunity to join the industry providing solutions for the future.

What will I learn?

Our training incorporates everything from the worlds of engineering, construction, design and business. You may learn how to upgrade the buildings we live in for efficiency or how green campaigning is helping industries create better business solutions. There's jobs at every level and department of the green industry, with more added every day in south London.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency (South London)
  • Sustainability - L4
  • Principles of Alternative Energy - L4
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Ibrahima - Web Dev

Creative Industries

If your passion and process could use a boost then we are here to support.

What will I learn?

Translate your creative skills into a language employers can understand. It takes communication, determination and dedication to produce something creative that gets people talking. Our courses are designed to build your creativity into a career.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Creative Industry (Croydon residents)
  • Cinematography - L4
  • Creative Media Production - L4

Construction Industry

You could be part of the new generation of builders, designers, surveyors and project coordinators building Britain or refining your skills for the next step.

What will I learn?

Our courses cater for a the wide range of careers in the construction industry. You'll be able to learn basic design, how the construction industry works and how to get started in this field. We also provide access to the newer construction processes and advice on how to return to work after a break. You'll work with construction industry employers who will discuss their expectations and the field at large.

Courses include:

  • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials - L4
  • Construction Practice & Management - L4
  • Project Management - Bringing Women into Construction - L4
Dana - Online Customer

Choose your path ...

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Wrap around employability support

Whilst working with the experts you'll also get a behind the scenes glimpse at how to access industry. Working with qualified careers advisors, you may get support in a variety of ways including:

  • Interview training
  • CV masterclasses and clinics
  • 1-2-1 guidance and employer talks
  • Employer and entrepreneurial talks
  • Introductions to MS Office

What you need to know

Our courses are designed for real-world impact. We give you access a variety of industries but you are in charge of your learning and you choose the direction you want to go. Our advisors are there to guide and support you.

Real-world impact

The learning you do will all be aimed towards a job, career or important piece of upskilling you need to reach your next milestone. You'll meet employers, experts and peers to network with along the way.


Our courses will have different eligibility criteria but where possible they respond to their area's need. The vast majority are online and accessible 24/7 so they can be worked around your committments..


Our courses are free to you and fully-funded by the Mayor of London, the European Social Fund and the Department for Education.

Eligibility criteria

The criteria will vary from course to course but your careers advisor will be able to direct you towards the best choice or point you toward other options. For a full list of our programmes and their eligibility criteria please go to 

  • Live in London
  • Aged 16 or over
  • Some courses require you not to have a degree

  • Some courses are for those who are unemployed or earning below the London Living Wage (£11.95 p/H)

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