Consultation on The National Skills Fund (DfE)

Written by the Department for Education Overview We’re seeking views on the current offers funded through the National Skills Fund. The consultation also requests views on meeting critical skills needs.  Why we are consulting The National Skills Fund will help adults gain valuable skills and improve their job prospects. It will also support the immediate economic…

Find out about the govt’s Step Up To Social Work programme

About the programme The Step Up To Social Work programme: is an intensive 14-month full-time programme is for applicants who do not have a social work degree and want to become a social worker offers you a £19,833 tax-free bursary during the programme requires you to complete around 170 placement days of hands-on social work…

Funding boost to get more young people into work

New £1000 cash support for businesses to help with the cost of providing a traineeship. By the Department for Education and HM Treasury Employers can now apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan has announced today (27 January). The new scheme will support young people to gain…

Guidance: National Skills Fund

An overview of the National Skills Fund which aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy. From the Department for Education Overview Starting this Parliament, the government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. The National Skills Fund will…

Adults to gain new skills on 400 free courses

From the Department for Education and Gillian Keegan MP Tens of thousands of adults to benefit from hundreds of free courses next year, including engineering, health, construction and accountancy. Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime…