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supporting welfare to work providers

Training and skills

The Work Programme: What is the Role of Skills? This NIACE publication sets out the case for more skills support as part of and alongside the Work Programme, provides case studies and advice on how it can be done and provides insight into the eligibility rules and programmes available.

Skills Funding Agency: Are you looking for training?

Skills Funding Agency: Skills Provision for the Unemployed

Adult learning and skills

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland all qualifications are currently being reorganised into a single National Qualifications Framework. The aim is to make it easier to understand what a particular qualification means, and for learners to progress from one level to another. Details are on the GOV.UK website.

Refresh your skills, discover new job opportunities

Financial help for adult learners (DirectGov)

Skills for life qualifications

Useful exercises, learning and games for basic skills learning

Finding the right course (The National Careers Service)

Course Funding Advice (The National Careers Service)

Jobseekers don't know what employers want. This research from learndirect reveals a perception gap between what jobseekers and employers think are the key skills to getting a job. It contrasts the findings for respondents over 50 with those aged 16-21.

2015 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning - Headline Findings


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