We have a range of courses that may be available FREE, depending on your personal circumstances.

Free Level 3 Courses

We offer a range of Level 3 courses which are FREE to adults aged 19 plus who do not already have a Level 3 qualification.

If you already have a Level 3 (or higher) qualification, but are unemployed or earn less than £20,319 per year you can also access these qualifications for FREE through the Government’s FREE Courses for Jobs offer (benefits not affected).

We will be offering the following courses as part of this offer:

Distance Learning

Counselling Skills

Principles of End of Life Care

Principles of Special Educational Needs

Understanding Autism

The understanding of Mental Health

Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma (BTEC)

FREE Distance Learning Courses

We offer over 50 different distance learning courses that you can do from the comfort of your own home, ranging from business start-up to equality and diversity, customer service, team leading and many more.

FREE English and Maths Courses

If you don’t already have GCSE grade 4/C in these subjects your course will be FREE. Whether you need to start at entry-level or you want to retake GCSEs, we can help.

FREE Skills for Employment Courses

These courses are specifically designed to help unemployed adults get back into work in a range of industries – from business admin to adult social care and much more. Delivered in conjunction with a range of local employers, you could be back at work in no time and, whilst you are retraining, you will not lose your benefits.

FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Courses

If English isn’t your first language, these courses can help you with everyday life in the UK. They may be available FREE, subject to eligibility criteria.

FREE Multiply Numeracy Courses

Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have Maths GCSE at grade 4/C (or equivalent), you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification.

FREE Prince’s Trust Programme

If you are aged 16-25 and are looking for work, the FREE Prince’s Trust Team Programme can help to develop the skills you need to progress.

Help and Support

Other courses may be available FREE subject to your personal circumstances and eligibility criteria. If you aren’t eligible for free tuition, we can still help you with course costs through our interest-free payment plans, learner loans and financial support packages.

Contact us for more information.

For more advice contact our admissions team on 01782 603634 or email admissions@stokecoll.ac.uk. Alternatively use our live chat facility at the bottom of the page and a member of our team will be in touch!