Funded Courses

RDS Training are offering a number of Funded courses for unemployed and low income (less than £17k per year) living in the East Riding & Hull areas.

RDS Courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency & European Social Fund through CITB, Encompass & HLC, Hull City Council and HCUK (employed / self employed).

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Free L2 Team Leading Online Course

Course Units include:

  • Team leading responsibilities
  • Managing yourself and providing direction to your team
  • Communicating information and knowledge in the workplace

Funding Criteria

  • Free for 19+
  • Unemployed or low income (less than £17K)
  • Lived in UK or EU legally for last 3 years

This course will take between 4 to 6 weeks dependent on your progress.

Get in touch

If you are interested, have any questions or want to see if you are entitled to enrol on this funded course please CALL 01482 228 113


Level 1 Personal Development – Improving your career or role Online course

Course units include:

  • Self-Assessment
  • Career Progression
  • Communicating solutions to others
  • Delivery of effective customer service
  • H&S for cleaning and support services industry
  • Managing own money
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Produce a CV
  • Understanding customer service retail sector

Funding Criteria

  • Free for 19+
  • Unemployed or low income (less than £17K)
  • Lived in UK or EU legally for last 3 years

This course will take between 4 to 6 weeks dependent on your progress.

On completion of this course you will be able to progress to another Level 2 Course.

Get in touch

If you are interested, have any questions or want to see if you are entitled to enrol on this funded course please CALL 01482 228 113


Level 1 Personal Development Skills in Health & Social Care Online Course

Course Units include:

  • Self-assessment
  • Assessing myself for a career
  • Delivery of effective customer service
  • Understand the principles and values in health & social care (adults, children and young people), early years and childcare.
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care

Funding Criteria

  • Free for 19+
  • Unemployed or low income (less than £17K)
  • Lived in UK or EU legally for last 3 years

This course will take between 4 to 6 weeks dependent on your progress.

On completion of this course you will be able to progress to another Level 2 Course.

Get in touch

If you are interested, have any questions or want to see if you are entitled to enrol on this funded course please CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Customer Service Online Course

Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service Units include:

  • Delivery of Effective Customer Service
  • Supporting the customer service environment

Funding Criteria

  • Free for 19+
  • Unemployed or low income (less than £17K)
  • Lived in UK or EU legally for last 3 years

This course will take between 4 to 6 weeks dependent on your progress.

Get in touch

If you are interested, have any questions or want to see if you are entitled to enrol on this funded course please CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Certificate in principles of Medication Handling & Admin for Care settings Online Course

Level 2 Certificate units include:

  • Introduction to medication types and processes
  • Introduction to the principles of handling medication
  • Introduction to the principles of administering medication

Funding Criteria

  • Free for 19+
  • Unemployed or low income (less than £17K)
  • Lived in UK or EU legally for last 3 years

This course will take between 4 to 6 weeks dependent on your progress.

Get in touch

If you are interested, have any questions or want to see if you are entitled to enrol on this funded course please CALL 01482 228 113


Funded Traineeship Enrolling now!

(co-financed by the European Social Fund, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency through HLC. )

Course consists of;

  • Level 1 Diploma in Personal Development (contains units
    relating to retail and customer service)
  • Functional skills English & Maths
  • Work sector qualification of your choice (Beauty, Construction, Health & Social Care or Security)
  • 100 hours of paid work experience throughout the six months duration of the course.

Licence or specific job role requirements e.g. DBS will be provided once placement has been successfully completed.
No fee – fully funded; To be eligible you must be :

  • 18 – 23
  • not hold a level 3 qualification
  • not working more than 8 hours per week.

Classroom hours are 9am – 4pm over 10 weeks. Some work Experience hours will be completed during the 10 weeks allocated as classroom hours. The remaining hours will after the classroom hours with the intention of securing ongoing employment for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113 or message us


Free L2 Diploma in Team Leading + Free Health & Social Care course

(co-financed by the ESF & ESFA through Encompass & HLC)

Free for unemployed or low income (less than £17K) aged 24 years or more living in the Hull or East Riding areas.
Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading –
Highfield Care Certificate – including infection control, safe moving of people, mental capacity, safeguarding, medication training
Trained and interviewed by DJD Consultants. Work available.

Classroom attendance is Monday to Wednesday 9am – 430pm for four weeks.
Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading with Free SIA Course

(door supervisor, CCTV or Security Guarding) courses with SIA licence

Alternative free course is also available such as first aid (co-financed by the ESF & ESFA through Encompass & HLC)

This is a four week course. You will achieve two qualifications in four weeks (additional time will be allowed if required). Classroom attendance is Monday to Wednesday 9am – 430pm for three weeks. The week of the SIA course is 9am – 5pm.
Free for unemployed or low income (less than £17K) aged 24 years or more living in the Hull or East Riding areas.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading + Free Hospitality Course

(Personal Licence, Food Safety Compliance, Conflict Management)

This is a four week course. You will achieve two qualifications in four weeks (additional time will be allowed if required).

Classroom attendance is Monday to Wednesday 9am – 430pm for three weeks.

Free for unemployed or low income (less than £17K) aged 24 years or more living in the Hull or East Riding areas.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading + Free L2 or L3 Nails Course

This is a four week course. You will achieve two qualifications in four weeks (additional time will be allowed if required).

Classroom attendance is Monday to Wednesday 9am – 430pm for three weeks.

Free for unemployed or low income (less than £17K) aged 24 years or more living in the Hull or East Riding areas.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free SIA course available NOW!

You must be unemployed 19 years or over and living in Hull or surrounding areas.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113 or message us


Free Care Certificate available NOW!

You must be unemployed 19 years or over and living in Hull or surrounding areas.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113 or message us


Free level 2 Award in Door Supervisor Course

(co-financed by the ESF & 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 £17000 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. You must be living in the Hull or East Riding areas. 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.

Course dates:

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free Level 2 Award in CCTV course

Free for unemployed aged 24 years or more (co-financed by the ESF & ESFA through Encompass & HLC)

This course is for 24+, unemployed people and those who are claiming some form of benefits (this includes income support for household earnings less than £17000 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.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free L2 Certificate in Nail Technology Course

Free for unemployed aged 19 years + (co-financed by the ESF & 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 £17000 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, Thursdays or Fridays) classroom course, 0930am until 330pm. Please let the office know if you are interested in this course.
Enrollments are weekly.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113


Free L3 Diploma in Nail Technology Studies course

Free for unemployed aged 19 – 23 years  (co-financed by the ESF & 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 £17000 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.

Interested CALL 01482 228 113