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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


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

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Swimkidz Ltd

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