Expansion of adult training to prepare for post-COVID economy
3rd October 2020
The Government has announced that adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a free, fully funded college course from April 2021. The courses will be funded via the National Skills Fund and aim to make it easier for employers to recruit skilled staff post-COVID. Higher education loans will also become more flexible to allow adults and young people to break up their study into segments, transfer credits between colleges and universities and study part-time. Apprenticeships will also be increased, and more funding will be provided to smaller businesses who hire apprentices.