Free online training courses


The British Gas Energy Trust is rolling out a training scheme to help those claiming certain benefits get employability training.

If you are receiving one of the following benefits, you can access the training courses for free:

  • Universal Credit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • Council Tax Support

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Income Support

  • Employment and Support Allowance

  • Pension Credit

  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

The training courses are all online-based and focus on accrediting the users with vocational focused qualifications.

There are a number of different training courses, including:

  • Teaching assistant

  • Digital photography

  • Food handling and catering

  • Accounting and bookkeeping

  • CV and interview skills

  • Project management

  • Setting up in business

  • Administration and customer services

If you want to apply to a training course, go to the British Gas Energy Trust application form.

For more information, call Sameer Rashid on 020 3198 7617, or email