How much are the courses?
As we are funded by the government, our courses are free (this includes our exams and certificates)! To find out if you are eligible, please visit www.thinkemployment.com/apply/ or take a look at our ‘Am i eligible’ FAQ below.
How do I apply?
You can apply for our courses anytime by visiting www.thinkemployment.com/apply/.
Am I eligible?
How long are the courses?
Are the courses Nationally-Recognised?
Yes. All Think Employment courses are nationally-recognised and come with official certification. Awarding bodies for each course can be found on our course pages. You can find these by visiting www.thinkemployment.com/courses/ and clicking on the course you are interested in.
I am on the waiting list for a course, how long will this take?
Are the courses online?
Do your courses have exams / how do exams work?
For English there are 3 exams, Maths has 1 and ICT has an exam for each module that you select (up to 7). Our English and Maths exams can be completed online, or in one of our registered learning centres (we have these in Grimsby, Hull and Leeds). The ICT exam must be taken in one of our learning centres.
Can I complete more than one course?
There is an error showing on the application form - help!
Please read the error message carefully, as it will detail the error you need to fix before you are able to submit the form. Common error messages include:
“Sorry but you are not eligible for our courses in your area”
We cannot deliver courses/funding in devolved postcode areas and you are therefore not able to complete our courses. We understand that this can be frustrating, given that our courses are completed online, however devolved areas have their own ‘pot’ of funding. This means we can’t use our ‘pot’ there too. If this error message appears, please contact your local college, or the National Careers Service, who may be able to help you find an alternative provider in your area.
Error: “Your Learning History”
The most common reason for this error message showing is the text box at the bottom of this section. The text in this box must contain at least 50 words. If you have entered 50 words, please add a few more and try again. Sometimes ‘a’ or ‘i’ is not picked up by the system.
It’s asking me for a date for employment but I am unemployed!?
This question is actually asking you for the date that your current employment status started. For example if you are unemployed, when did you become unemployed and if you are employed, when did you start your job. If you do not know the specific date, please use a best guess.
I can’t submit my ID
If you are having problems uploading your ID, you send send this (along with your National Insurance number) to [email protected]. All the other information you have filled out up to that point will have already been submitted to us.
I’ve completed an assessment and now it says it is paused and to contact a tutor - help!
Once you have completed your Initial assessment, our tutors will take a look at your results and get back to you within 48 hours of you completing it (not including weekends/bank holidays). You do not need to do anything at this stage, other than wait for an email from us.
How can I find out more information about a course?
You can find our full course range at www.thinkemployment.com/courses/. Simply click on the course that you are interested in to see the modules, duration, entry requirements and more!