A new £11.7 million fund will be invested in a range of projects to help more adults back into the classroom and learning new skills.

Announced last month by the Skills Minister Anne Milton, the ‘Flexible Learning Fund’ is supporting 32 innovative projects across England to encourage more people to take part in new training or courses that will help them progress in current employment or secure a new job.

Projects are aimed at a range of skill levels – teaching beginners all the way through to those who already have a good understanding of a topic. Projects include support for IT users to gain new skills in cyber-security; the training of older workers and people whose jobs are affected by the need for greater digital skills; and help to increase the maths skills and confidence of adults already in work.

In the South East, Fareport Training Organisation will be delivering fast track pre-employability literacy and basic skills programme in the Health & Care sector. Click here to see the full list of initiatives: Flexible Learning Fund Programmes