How Skills Bootcamps and Free Courses for Jobs are Helping Adults to Upskill or Retrain 

Making sure everyone can boost their skills or retrain so they can get better jobs is a key stated priority for government. That’s why the Government is expanding Skills Bootcamps and Free Courses for Jobs training offers this year. Thousands of adults have already benefited from these free training offers to help them get on the path to a rewarding career.

From 1 April, even more adults in England aged 19+ are able to take a free Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A levels) to help them access new job opportunities via the Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs offer. See the ESFA AEB funding rules for more information.

So that even more adults can get the skills they need for good jobs the Government is investing up to £150 million in 2022 to 2023 in Skills Bootcamps.

The government response to the National Skills Fund consultation will also be published, which responds to feedback, provides more information on how this investment is being used to help adults and employers, and sets out some of the future plans for this government’s investment in skills.