Skills for Work is a new free training programme delivered by TheLightBulb, the skills and training division of Get Set UK and funded by the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Skills for Work can help you.

The programme provides training courses for Londoners aged 19+ who are looking to kickstart their career or boost their skills in their current role.

Courses are 100% Government-funded and cover Customer Service & Hospitality, Digital Skills, Web Design, Teaching Assistant, Health & Social Care, Creative Skills, Building & Construction, Maths and English Functional Skills and ESOL Speaking and Listening Skills.

Find out more about Skills for Work courses.

If you are aged 19+, live in a London borough, have lived in the UK for 3+ years and are unemployed or earning below the London Living wage we have a training course for you.

If you need help in finding a job, are thinking about changing careers or are looking to progress in your current role, Skills for Work can help you.

We have a variety of government-funded courses to provide you with the skills and learning you need to boost your employability and secure a job in your chosen profession or progress in your current role.

Find out more about the courses that can help kickstart your career below.

Customer Service >

Our free Level 1 & 2 courses will give you a solid understanding of customer service principles and how to deliver these in the workplace. Our level 1 & 2 courses are delivered face-to-face in groups.

Level 1 Award in Customer Service

Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

Teaching Assistants >

Get one step closer to becoming a Teaching Assistant. Our level 2 & 3 courses can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning

Health & Social Care >

Learn the key aspects of working in this meaningful sector with these courses. Our level 2 & 3 courses are delivered online.

Level 2 Prep to work in Adult Social Care

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Dementia Care

Creative Skills >

Boost your knowledge within the creative industry with our free courses. Creative courses are delivered online via teams.

Level 1 Certificate in Interactive Media

Level 2 Certificate in Digital & Creative Industries

Level 3 Certificate in Web Design

Digital Skills >

Building & Construction >

Learn about construction, health & safety and gain your CSCS Green card. This course is delivered face-to-face.

Level 1 Award in Building & Construction – Coming soon

If you would like to boost your basic digital skills, become more confident in your use of English as a second language, or develop your functional skills in Maths and English, Skills for Work can help you.

Our government-funded courses will help you develop the practical skills that are needed in everyday life to help you get a job, further your education or further your career.

Find out more about our functional skills courses below.

English & Maths >

These free courses will help you develop practical skills that are needed in everyday life. These courses can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Entry level, level 1 & 2 English

Entry level, level 1 & 2 Maths

ESOL >

Our free ESOL course will help improve your English language and listening skills and enable to you to become more confident in your use of English. This course is delivered face-to-face.

Level 1 Certificate in ESOL

Basic Digital Skills >

This free course is designed to support you to become confident with computers, online content and using software. This course is delivered face-to-face.

Essential Digital Skills

We have a variety of free and co-funded training courses designed to provide your workforce with the skills and qualifications they need to progress in their job roles. Skills for Work can support you in upskilling your employees and help to grow your business.

With a focus on growing industry sectors, we have Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses available to progress career development in Health and Social Care, Teaching and Digital Skills including Coding and Web Design.

Digital Skills >

Teaching Assistants >

Get one step closer to becoming a Teaching Assistant. Our level 2 & 3 courses can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning

Health & Social Care >

Learn the key aspects of working in this meaningful sector with these courses. Our level 2 & 3 courses are delivered online.

Level 2 Prep to work in Adult Social Care

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Dementia Care

Training delivered by a provider you can trust.

TheLightBulb is the skills and training arm of Get Set UK and has been delivering employability and skills training across the UK for 20 years, successfully delivering ESF Skills Support for the Unemployed and employed, the Restart Scheme, Skills Bootcamps, and Apprenticeships programmes.

All courses are delivered by qualified tutors either in person or online.

Face-to-face training courses are delivered in one of our local London Get Set offices during family-friendly hours.

Online training will be delivered through a combination of online workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions combined with self-paced learning through the Learning Curve Portal.