Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Adult retraining scheme rolled out further across England
The Get Help to Retrain digital service has been expanded to the West Midlands and North East following a successful launch across the Liverpool City region.
The Get Help to Retrain digital service is the first of a series of products in the governments’ National Retraining Scheme, which is being developed to support adults whose jobs may change due to new technologies – such as automation and AI.
Get Help to Retrain is designed to help adults to identify their existing skills, explore the different types of jobs and find training courses to gain the skills they need to progress. Support is also on hand from careers advisers to guide people through the process and provide information and advice.
The service has new and improved features including being able to explore a wider range of training options online and being matched to different types of jobs that they may not have considered they could do with their existing skills.
Eligible adults are those aged 24 and over, with a qualification below degree level and working below a certain wage threshold, across the West Midlands, North East and the Liverpool City Region.
In the autumn, Get Help to Retrain will be rolled out to three more locations – the Leeds City Region, Cambridge and Peterborough, and the South West. A series of additional products that will make up the full service are being developed and tested in parallel, before being released at different times.