Whether you’re looking to progress in your current industry or want to try something new, building on your existing strengths with a free qualification can help you on the path to a better job.

Gaining a Level 3 qualification could boost your income by 16% and help you stand out to employers. These qualifications are equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A Levels.

Who can benefit from these courses?

If you are aged 19+ and do not already have a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A levels or an advanced technical diploma) you can choose from our range of free courses to help you boost your earnings or get a better job.

From April 2022, these courses will also be available to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525), even if you already have a level 3 qualification or higher.

What can I study?

Explore our courses below and secure your place for September 2022 by applying today.


Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles  
Duration: 1 year


Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork  
Duration: 1 year


Level 3 BTEC National Foundation/Extended Diploma in Business  
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery  
Duration: 1 year


Level 3 Technical Certificate/Diploma in Childcare & Education  
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networking & System Support)  
Duration: 2 years


Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development)   
Duration: 2 years


Level 3 National Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Part-time)  
Duration: 1 year


Level 3 National Foundation/Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment   
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation  
Duration: 1 year


Level 3 BTEC Foundation/Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering   
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care   
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing  
Duration: 1 year