The Unexpected

Save London. Then Land the Job.

Nationally Accredited

100% free

A five day course

Live Virtual Classroom

Employment support

Entry Level 3 qualification

Join over 40,000 people who have upskilled with Strive Training!

Course Description

A terrible (and slightly silly) creature threatens the City of London. It’s now up to you – a team of HR Interns  – to assemble the best (available) heroes to save the City.

From recruiting London’s would-be heroes and assigning them their missions to navigating hazardous situations, its up to a team of HR Interns to create a super squad and defend the streets of London.

This live interactive experience will take you and other young adults through a game-like scenario where you’ll master personal and professional employability skills. Encounter challenging situations and work collaboratively to defend the City.

Just remember to expect the unexpected…

Course Length: This is a five day course

Course Dates: July 19

Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged between 19 and 24, who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Qualification: Entry Level 3 Award in Employability Skills

Certified Awarding Body: VTCT

Plus we’ll provide post-course employment assistance: get access to specially sourced job opportunities, and 1-to-1 advice on career direction, CVs, job applications, and more!


Course Content

An experience like no other.

The Unexpected has been carefully designed to provide you with the skills, confidence and motivation to kickstart your career. You’ll explore the innerworkings of recruitment and develop skills that could set you up for a successful job placement in a range of industries.

What you’ll gain:

  • Clarity on your career options – with the help of a career direction app
  • A revamped CV that you can be proud to submit – built with digital CV
  • The confidence to face any interview question
  • Be fully prepared for the Kickstart scheme
  • And so much more!
Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2001
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)

Why Learn with Us

A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification

100% government funded - you don't pay anything! (Check your eligibility.)

Ongoing and comprehensive one-to-one support from an expert assessor

Comprehensive employment support service

All our courses are free for those who are unemployed and in receipt of benefits, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at
Yes, anyone who is aged 19 -24 and unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
The general certification process is normally from 6-8 weeks. However, due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 40,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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