Expansion of Training Flexibility for Universal Credit Claimants

The government will be expanding the additional training flexibility for Universal Credit claimants until April 2023. Universal Credit claimants in the intensive work search group will be able to attend full-time, work-related training opportunities lasting up to 16 weeks across Great Britain as part of their work search activity. This flexibility has now been extended until 28 April 2023. This is a great opportunity for FE providers to work with their local Jobcentre Plus and Partnership Managers to offer full-time, work-related training courses. Universal Credit Claimants will need to get agreement from their work coach to ensure this is the right support for them and appropriate for the local labour market. For further information please refer to DfE’s National Skills Fund information page.