William Eichler 29 March 2018

Government announces nearly £12m for adult skills training

The department of education today announced it will be investing nearly £12m in projects aimed at helping adults learn new skills.

Skills minister Anne Milton said the £11.7m Flexible Learning Fund will support 32 projects across England to encourage people to take part in new training.

The projects include supporting IT users to gain new skills in cyber security, and training older workers and people whose jobs are affected by the need for greater digital skills.

They will also focus on increasing the maths skills and confidence of adults already in work.

‘I’m really excited about these projects, which will help people learn the skills they need to grow and succeed in lots of different jobs,’ said Ms Milton.

‘Whether working already or returning to work, it can be difficult for people to fit training around their busy lives.

‘This funding aims to find out how providers and employers can work together to better meet the needs of adults of all ages, who want the opportunity to learn important new skills and change their lives.’

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