The programme announced includes £100 million for support for people who are unemployed or facing redundancy. We now expect that funding to provide training places for around 70,000 people.
Individuals who are under notice of redundancy will be able to access the funding training arranged by their employers. Employers will be able to get help and advice and access training through brokerage service run by Business Link or by contacting the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) for advice.
People who are recently redundant or who have been claiming unemployment benefits and who can be helped back into work through this targeted training programme will be able to access the programme by referral from their local JobCentre Plus office or next steps agency.