Lifetime skills courses to launch in April 2021

Lifetime skills courses to launch in April 2021

  • Date: Thursday 17th December 2020
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“(…) Four hundred free training courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare, will be available to adults without a qualification at A-level or equivalent from April 2021 to help boost in-demand skills and provide job opportunities.

The fully funded courses, part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by Boris Johnson in September, have been carefully chosen to help adults improve their career prospects and meet the needs of the economy. They will be reviewed regularly so the courses offered can be updated as the economy changes.

The Prime Minister said: “Despite all our efforts, coronavirus is damaging the economy and putting people out of work. But I am determined to help everyone who has lost their job to retrain, develop new skills and find new opportunities. The Lifetime Skills Guarantee will give thousands of adults across the country the change to do exactly that – as we build back better after the pandemic.”

The offer is backed by £95 million from the £2.5 billion National Skills Fund, which is financing programmes that both support the immediate economic recovery and help meet future skills needs (…)”.

For more information, visit the Government website here.

To apply for funding, click here.

Source: Personnel Today

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