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Delivering cost effective skills programmes to meet the needs of unemployed learners as part of Covid-19 skills recovery packages

2 Dec 2020

In response to rising levels of unemployment caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the government has announced a range of measures as part of their investment in skills and training. These include the Kickstart scheme, incentives payments to employers to hire new apprentices, additional funding for sector-based work academies and new investment in high quality traineeships. Prior to Covid-19 the government had already announced additional funding for retraining and helping workers to meet the needs of the changing labour market through the National Skills Fund and National Retraining Scheme.

Additionally, the flexibilities within the Adult Education Budget mean that many more providers can develop high quality provision addressing the needs of the unemployed and also work with employers to deliver jobs for the unemployed. Providers have the opportunity to develop real synergy between the more traditional employability support and skills provision for the unemployed, and offer good quality, integrated support to help learners get the skills they need to move into work.

This webinar will consider how providers can plan and deliver skills provision for unemployed learners or those at risk of unemployment, to meet the needs of individual learners cost-effectively, and at the same time meet the requirements of inspection and audit.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have for our panel of contributors.

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