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“With the help and support of Free 2 Learn I found the confidence to go out to the world of work and have managed to secure full time permanent position.


Coming to Free2learn really helped me with my confidence and the ability to do well within security. Since attending the course, I am able to work independently but also within a team. It really helped me to understand the world more, it gave me an insight to what I would experience once I qualified and it really helped to prepare me. Taking a new direction in my career was daunting, however I felt that the help and support I received from Free2learn staff members and tutors, enabled me to build my confidence. I felt my CV was not detailed enough, so I attended Employability workshops which included CV writing and interview techniques. With the help and support of Free 2 Learn I found the confidence to go out to the world of work and have managed to secure full time permanent position with a company called Mitie Security. I am currently working as a Security Officer in The Bank of England. I feel that with my Employability training I was able to use the skills and knowledge gained to secure this role.

“Finally got to see my dream car”


Martin initially hoped to attend an SIA course with Free2learn, but had struggled with both Maths & English all his life (due to dyslexia). During the 4 week Functional Skills course Martin worked hard and successfully completed recognised qualifications in both Maths and English with the help of his tutor Jessie.

Following the course Martin was able to continue onto a Security Course and achieve his ambition of working in the Security Industry; Martin now works for Prosec Security as an Events Steward during the summer, with the hopes of working as a door supervisor throughout the winter.

Martin was over the moon to have worked as an Event Steward at ‘The Modified Nationals’ this summer (an event that features modified super cars) and finally got to see his dream car…. a Lamborghini Murcielago!

“Now sky is the limit”

Shane Hall

In 2008, Shane decided to change his life once and for all by attending our Functional Skills course. When he first joined the Free2Learn family, Shane was feeling insecure about his future while his self-esteem was incredibly low. After a lot of hard work and determination, Shane finished the programme with a pass at level one, his English and math skills were massively improved despite dealing with dyslexia, while his confidence was completely restored.

“My SIA badge shows the world I’m skilled and qualified”

Nigel Thomson

Free2Learn was a life-changing experience for Nigel. Not only he got the necessary tools to land a job in the security sector, but he, also, developed a variety of soft skills that helped him get back to empoyment. Today, Nigel is in charge of a school’s premises in Stratford and, at the same time, works as a door supervisor.

“I am exactly where I always wanted to be”

Anta Wilkins

Anta turned her passion into a career. When we first met Anta, she had no plans in the horizon and felt uncertain about her future and career prospects. Fortunately, the Free2Learn team welcomed Anta with open arms and helped her kick-start her career in the beauty industry. Anta is now a trainee at the Shea’D Beauty Salon in East London and, once her training is complete, she will start working full-time as a nail-artist.

“I now have a job I can be proud of”

Shaun Patrick

After his time in prison, Shaun faced a very important dilemma: either repeat his usual lifestyle and way of living or changing the course of his life once and for all. Having completed his course at Free2Learn, Shaun can now dream for the future. Today, he works the night-shifts at Sainsbury’s and, once he receives his licence, he will move to a forklifting position with much more responsibility.

“Free2Learn offers a lot of benefits”

Alicia Campbell

Your potential has always been our passion. Makeup and Nails Technology learner, Alicia Campbell, talks about her lifechanging journey at Free2Learn, the skills she developed, and the knowledge she acquired that will support her land a job in the beauty sector. Click here and watch what Alicia had to say about Free2Learn’s beauty courses.

“More opportunities to do the things we love”

Tashea Toni-ann Herbert

Our mission is to support you get the skills and knowledge needed to get back into employment. Tashea Toni-ann Herbert, one of our Makeup and Nails Technician learners, shares her experience in Free2Learn and discusses about the skills and competencies she developed that will help her kick-start her career in the beauty sector. Find out everything there is to know about our beauty courses from Tashea by clicking here.

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