The PM today set out plans to transform the training and skills system to help the country recover from coronavirus.

The plans include:

  • A Lifetime Skills Guarantee to give adults the chance to take free college courses valued by employers.
  • A new entitlement to flexible loans to allow courses to be taken in segments, boosting opportunities to retrain.

A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office is available at: The PM’s speech can meanwhile be read at:

The Skills Toolkit

There has also been an expansion of DfE’s online learning platform, The Skills Toolkit, to more than 70 courses in digital, numeracy and employability or work-readiness courses.

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