About the course


If you’re aged 19-24 and unemployed, Free2Learn is offering fully funded traineeships in retail. Yes, this means you’ll get the skills and the qualification at no cost to you. It will all be covered by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

This is a great opportunity to get training and work placement with High Street brands.

From then on, you’ll either be able to secure the job or meet new employers. Don’t worry, we will also help you with that:

– Writing your CV and getting Interview Skills

– Opening your bank account

– Obtaining your National Insurance Number

After this traineeship, you can always come back for other part-time training. And we will give you support to keep your job or find a new one.


E3/L1 Functional Skills

Level 1 Work skills

Level 1 Retail Knowledge

100h Work Experience

Assessments days

 The first thing you need is to call us and book an assessment at one of our Training Centres.

On your Assessment Day you will need to bring:

  • Proof of ID (Your passport or birth certificate)
  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of Benefits in case you receive any allowance (JSA letter from Jobcentre Plus; or a recent bank statement showing your Job Seekers Allowance payment – not older than 2 months)

After presenting your documentation, you will make an initial exam. Once you have passed, you’re ready to enrol!

Elegibility requirements

To be aged 19-24 years old. (19 from 31/AUG/2015)

To be unemployed

Residing in the UK/EU for the last 3 years

(Student Visas are not eligible. Other eligibility criteria may apply.)