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Training and skills

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This section describes how training can help people aged over 50 get back to work by improving their skills and qualifications; the kinds of training most likely to be helpful; different learning styles; and importantly, offers suggestions on how to support your 50+ customers while they are training. In addition, it explains how to find relevant training, who provides it and who pays for it.

It also provides information on Government and other employment support programmes for the 50+ age group.


This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.