Funded Support

Expansion of adult training to prepare for post-COVID economy

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.

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