Funded Courses

Courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. Funding is split into age groups of 16 – 18 years old, 19 – 23 years old and 24 and above.


Free SIA (door supervisor, CCTV or Security Guarding) courses with SIA licence (funded by CLLD, Hull City Council)

Free to eligible individuals who live in either Bransholme, East Hull, North Hull or Orchard Park and Central Hull. This funding is postcode specific. Age bracket is 18 – 65 years old. Must have evidence of unemployment benefits or not being able to work. Only one SIA course and licence is fundable but RDS may be able to fund additional course with other funding streams.

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Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading with Free SIA (door supervisor, CCTV or Security Guarding) courses with SIA licence. Alternative free course is also available such as first aid (funded by Encompass or HLC dependent on postcode)

If you do not qualify for CLLD funding and you are 24 years or older we have this alternative for you. This is a three week course (one week distance learning, two weeks classroom). You will achieve two qualifications in three weeks (additional time will be allowed if required).

Funding will become available in August 2019.


Free for Self – employed aged 19 years or more Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology course with Acrylic Unit on completion (funded by HCUK)

This course is for the Self – employed people who are registered with HMRC and have a UTR number, not hold a full level three qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. 6 – 8 weeks (one day per week, either Thursdays or Fridays) classroom course, 0930am until 330pm. Please let the office know if you are interested in this course.
Funding will become available in August 2019.


Want to get a job? Free for 18 – 65 year olds (funded by CLLD, Hull City Council)

RDS will help you to update your CV, job search, arrange interviews and get feedback from those interviews. We will work with you while you in a relaxed environment to find the job you want. RDS will also provide any small training courses that you might need to take up your employment such food safety, manual handling or CSCS.

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Want to improve your IT Skills?

RDS can offer you a course to improve your IT skills and gain you an additional qualification such as English, Maths or level 2 customer service. IT is not funded but we can combine this qualification with another one from our suite to enable you to access the BKSB IT package which is recognised and certificated.

Funding will become available in August 2019.


Free for unemployed aged 24 years or more level 2 Award in Door Supervisor course (funded by ESFA through Encompass & HLC)

This course is for the unemployed people who are claiming some form of benefits(this includes income support for household earnings less than £15000 per year), not hold a full level three qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. 5 days classroom which consists of 32.5 hours classroom time, 9am until 5pm. You must have sufficient identification to take this course https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-document-groups.aspx. SIA licence is not included.

Funding will become available in August 2019.


Free for unemployed aged 24 years or more Level 2 Award in CCTV course (funded by ESFA through Encompass & HLC)

This course is for the unemployed people who are claiming some form of benefits (this includes income support for household earnings less than £15000 per year), not hold a full level three qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. 4 days classroom which consists of 28 hours classroom time, 9am until 5pm. You must have sufficient identification to take this course https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-document-groups.aspx. SIA licence is not included but not required for directly employed positions.

Funding will become available in August 2019.


Free for unemployed aged 19 years or more Functional Skills English, Maths and / or IT course (funded by ESFA through HLC)

This course is for the employed or unemployed people who do not hold a full level one functional skill / GCSE equivalent qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. This course is delivered over two days per week and will improve your IT skills during the course. Some employed people do qualify for this funding but we would have to check eligibility on a individual basis.
Enrollments are weekly. Please contact the office for an induction date.


Free for unemployed aged 19 years or more Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology course (funded by ESFA through Encompass)

This course is for the unemployed people who are claiming some form of benefits (this includes income support for household earnings less than £15000 per year), not hold a full level three qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. 6 – 8 weeks (one day per week, Tuesday) classroom course, 0930am until 330pm. Please let the office know if you are interested in this course.
Enrollments are weekly.

Funding will become available in August 2019.


Free for unemployed aged 19 – 23 years Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies course (funded by ESFA through Encompass)

This course is for the unemployed people who are claiming some form of benefits (this includes income support for household earnings less than £15000 per year), not hold a full level three qualification, have a UK national insurance number and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. 20 weeks (one day per week, Mondays) classroom course, 0930am until 330pm. Please let the office know if you are interested in this course.
Enrollments are weekly.

Funding will become available in August 2019.