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 a paid 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 finding a new one.


E3/L1 Functional Skills

Level 1 Work skills

Level 1 Retail Knowledge

Assessments days

To get a place, you first need to register for an Assessment Day below at one of our training centres. You will be asked to prove your eligibility by bringing in the following documents:

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

You will be required to take the initial assessment exam. Once you have successfully passed the initial assessment, you will be invited to enrol onto the course.

Elegibility requirements

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

Residing in the UK/EU for the last 3 years

(Student Visas are not eligible, and other eligibility criteria may apply.)