Funded Courses


Mainstream is offering a range of free short courses, supported by local job centres and leading to accredited qualifications.
We teach you skills that will be valuable to local employers and help you back into work.

Our courses combine both Online Learning and Practical Skills, giving you both the knowledge and hands on skills required to succeed in your chosen career.  


Highways Maintenance

Forklift and Warehouse

LGV Driver Training


Who can take part?

You can access these courses, free of charge, if you are actively looking for work and are on:

  • Those aged 19+
  • Job Seekers benefit
  • ESA (WRAG) benefit
  • Universal Credit

How to join?

Speak to your Job Centre Work Coach about which course you would like to attend.   Your work coach will then refer you to one of our Learner Engagement Advisors who will talk you through each of our courses, ensuring you are on the right path for your chosen career.  You will then be ready to Enrol and start your learning journey.

Courses we offer

Highways Maintenance

Love the idea of working outdoors to keep our road network in good shape? This course will give you hands on skills in the location and avoidance of underground services, sign, traffic lighting and guarding and excavation in the highway.  Click here for more information.

Forklift and Warehouse

Keeping the UK supplied with food, medicine and other goods is a really key job – and needs more skilled, savvy operatives.  This course will give you the key skills needed to work in a Warehouse environment along with Forklift Truck certification. Click here for more information.

LGV Driver Training

If you have a car licence (Cat B) and have previously worked as a driver in the transport sector, this course could restart your career – or help it progress!  Providing you with skills required when working in the logistics industry as well as your Driver CPC.  Click here for more information.


What our customers say

Recently undertaken CPC training with Mainstream. I have got to say that the staff were absolutely superb ensuring that the whole experience was not only delivered in a way which was engaging and informative but actually very enjoyable too. Thank you very much to the trainers. There is some subject matter which can in my opinion be very difficult to make exciting but Mainstream delivered on all levels.

I did a forklift, warehouse and storage course at Mainstream Group, I loved it! All the instructors were very supportive throughout the course and I gained a very useful Level 2 NVQ award in Forklift trucks operations. Would recommend to anybody looking for training.

I had the most amazing 3 weeks with Mainstream. First two weeks I learnt so much with NVQs in health and safety and warehousing/picking goods, then the third week I was learning to drive a 18tonne truck, by that Friday I had passed with 2 minors.