June 18, 2024


International Student Club UK

New Adult Education Opportunities In England

Adult Skills Courses at BCA, Langley, Strode's, Windsor Colleges

Adult education is at the forefront of the British Government’s new strategy to close the skills gap throughout the country and prepare the country for the evolving economy. Traditional types of jobs are becoming rarer, and the skill set needed for the country to thrive in the green economy needs to evolve. This means that there are plenty of adult education opportunities for workers in England, and you or your staff could benefit from these programmes. Here are 4 types of ways adult education opportunities could help you further your career or business in England. 

Skills For Green Jobs

A sustainable, green economy has been emerging over the past couple of years – and it’s essential that you prepare for the effects it will have on your career or workplace. Sustainability is one of the best things you can invest in when it comes to your career or business. Thousands of green jobs are set to be created in the next decade, so investing in green training could be one of the best things you do for your career. Furthermore, the average consumer is more likely to use a company if it sticks to its sustainability pledges – so make sure to invest in green skills if you want to develop your company. 

Get On A Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are one of the best ways you can take your career to the next level and upskill, which could gain you or your company access to more work. For example, the British Government has recently invested £34 million in boosting free career training for adults throughout England – and you could be a recipient of free training. Make sure that you look up your local authority’s rules to access these new adult education opportunities. 

Prepare For The Ending of Grandfather Rights

Adult education and upskilling will become increasingly important over the next year – in 2024, Grandfather Rights are ending in the UK. This means that workers who previously could access documentation such as a blue CSCS card to prove their skills will now need a qualification to prove that they can do their job. This could affect so many industries, so if you want to make sure your career or company isn’t affected, start looking into adult education opportunities to prevent this law affecting your life and career. There could be plenty of funding pots available for you to use, so you can keep costs down whilst upskilling. 

Free Qualification Opportunities 

One of the ways in which you can keep costs down whilst upskilling is to use the funding pockets available that are currently being provided by the British Government. As of this year, £34 million is being invested into closing the UK’s skills gap, and you could be eligible to receive qualification funding. Every type of qualification from retrofit training to apprenticeships come under this funding, so make sure that you’re paying attention to see what you could benefit from. Knowing all of the funding channels you could be a recipient from will help you upskill, and truly use all of the new adult education opportunities in England.