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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.


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

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