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From the £3bn National Skills Fund to a ‘Right to Retraining’

An election promise During the General Election, the Conservatives announced plans for a “national skills fund” worth £3 billion over the course of the next parliament.

The National Skills Fund – No Older Adults Left Behind

#100YearLife - Longer Working Lives Through their £3bn pledge to establish a National Skills Fund the Government is offering a right to retrain to every adult, aiming to empower millions of people to achieve their potential and to create a powerhouse of human capital that will drive the economy post Brexit. Brexit and the subsequent withdrawal of free movement presents an interesting proposition for a rapidly ageing workforce.

Devolve the National Skills Fund to Elected Mayors and LEPs

From the Adult Education Budget to the National Skills Fund The additional opportunities the National Skills Fund will offer are welcome. This, in conjunction with our newly devolved Adult Education Budget will start to address the decline we’ve seen in the adult education participation rate in the North East, which according to the Learning and Work Institute has the lowest proportion of adult learners in 2019.

Central to great learning experiences are great educators - Developing a cadre of world-class technical educators across the UK

David Gallagher @NCFE discusses the new @WorldSkillsUK Centre of Excellence  Last week, WorldSkills UK announced plans for a pioneering new project in partnership with education and skills charity, NCFE, to create a Centre of Excellence for the development of world-class educators. 

Making a Success of the National Skills Fund: Reform adult education to support a changing economy

The £600m a year #NationalSkillsFund should #LevelUp the skills of adults, says new paper by @NCFE and @CForLearning   A new policy paper launched by two leading education and skills charities calls on the new Conservative Government to use the much welcome £600m a year National Skills Fund to level-up the skills of adults aged 24 and over, wherever they live.

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