About the course


Operating a forklift is a responsible job and that’s why you need a licence  to operate them. Free2Learn  is offering a free Forklift Training Course in Hackney. Upon completion of this course you will receive a FREE licence. This will enable you to apply for a job as a forklift operator.

Who is this course for?

This course is for designed for people who wish to work in warehousing as a forklift operator and require a licence to do so.

What will you get out of it?

After completing this course, you will have the skills and certificate necessary to get a job as a forklift operator.

You will also receive a FREE Counterbalance or Reach Licence worth £200+.

Qualifications gained

– Customer Service

– Retail Knowledge

– Team Leading

– Forklift Truck Operations

Where do courses take place? 

Free2Learn Croydon and Free2Learn Hackney run FREE Forklift Training Courses.


Hackney: ali.rauf@free2learn.org.uk 

Croydon: croydon@free2learn.org.uk


Qualifications gained

  • Retail knowledge
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leading
  • Forklift Truck Operations
+ FREE Counterbalance or Reach Licence

Assessments days

Book an assessment online or for further information please get in touch directly. Assessments take place at 10:00am every Tuesday and Thursday.

Attending our courses is absolutely free. To get a place, you first need to register for an Assessment Day below at one of our training centres. Just pick the most convenient place and time for you, and then turn up with your documentations.

  • Proof of ID: passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of benefits: JSA award letter from JCP or bank statement showing your JSA payment not older than 2 months
  • Proof of address

If you can prove your eligibility by bringing in all the necessary documents and you pass the initial assessment exam, you will be invited to enrol onto the course.If you are successful you will be informed of the training start date and time.

*Some courses you are not required to be on JSA so please check eligibility requirements before enrolling.

If you need any further support please do not hesitate to call us on 0208 525 9430 or email your closest Free2Learn centre:

Hackney: ali.rauf@free2learn.org.uk 

Croydon: croydon@free2learn.org.uk

Elegibility requirements

In order to qualify for our free courses, you need to be:

  • Over 19 years old from August 2014
  • Unemployed and currently receiving JSA or ESA stating Work Related Activity Group or Income Support
  • Resident in the UK or EU for the past 3 years with the right to work in the UK