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Training For Work

Are You looking For A Job That Gives You Complete Flexibility and Total Control? A Job That Will Truly Work Around Your Family? Do You Enjoy Meeting New People and Learning New Things? Do You Want To Be The One Rewarded For Your Hard Work?  Maybe it's time to train for a new career.


Try Free Courses with The Open University

OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from university study. With over 800 free courses on a range of subjects, you'll find something that interests you.  OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources and inviting all to sample courses that our registered students take – for free!

For most of our undergraduate courses you don’t need any formal qualifications to study with us because we believe anyone keen to succeed should have the opportunity to study. Find out how to start your free course here.


Grants and bursaries for adult learners

Adult learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training. Usually, you don’t have to pay this money back.

For most grants and bursaries you apply directly to the organisation that gives them out. They’ll have an application form and will be able to tell you if you qualify. You might also be able to get help with childcare costs while you study.

Search for education grants

Family Action provides information about education grants and has a grant search.

City & Guilds offer bursaries to people who study for a City & Guilds qualification.

The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust has grants for students of economic theory and history, industrial law and industrial relations.

Medicine, dentistry or healthcare - you may get an NHS bursary

For social work - you may get a social work bursary

To be a teacher - you can get help with the costs of teacher training


Teaching London

Are you a graduate who enjoys working with children and young people?

Teaching London currently has primary and secondary places available in schools across London. Whether you're fresh out of university or changing career path, our training programme offers a balance of classroom experience and centre based training.

There are bursaires and scholarships of up to £30,000 available for certain subjects, along with generous tuition fee support from our partner schools. With over 16 years' experience in teaching and an outstanding employment record, all our routes offer you the opportunity to achieve your PGCE and build a rewarding and successful career.

Don't just take it from us - our trainees' results speak for themselves! 100% of our trainees find employment within 6 months of graduating and 98% of our trainees are graded as Good or above, with 75% graded Outstanding. We offer bespoke training packages, with placements in Good and Outstanding Schools, as well as excellent pastoral support throughout your training and beyond.

Want to find out more? Need help with your application? 

Telephone us on 0207 932 1126 or contact us here to find out how you can train at a school near you.


Time to Train?

Training for workBecoming a parent is a major life change and it's often the trigger for big changes in your career too.  You may change your working hours, you may take a break from employment or you may even set up your own business. 

Training is the key to boosting your career or taking your career in a new direction. And this is even more important now you have a family to consider.

Now the time to create a plan, do the training and this will take you to where you want to be in your career. training course online

If you want a drastic change in career there are other places you can go for help such as online training courses like those provided by The Skills Network, one of the leading private training providers in the UK.  Both offer comprehensive directories of vocational courses and have on-line and telephone support to help you decide what you want to do.  Many courses are flexible and you can study at home around your family. 

So how can a course help you?

  • Develop knowledge in an area of particular interest 
  • Gain more knowledge and skills to reach career goals
  • Learn more about a hobby or personal interest
  • Boost a CV to help secure a new job or career.

Whatever you want to do there will be training that can help you do it.


Are you looking for a job that provides training alongside the work? Take a look at suitable vacancies here.

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