Providing life changing opportunities for unemployed

Posted on Jul 19, 2021

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), have successfully secured funding to play a key role in a high profile Government initiative to deliver Skills Bootcamps in Construction, Digital and Rail Engineering across eight of the nine DWP regions as part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs campaign.

The government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund which is how the Skills Bootcamps will be funded, giving learners access to the training for free. LCG have secured funding to deliver these skills to learners by 31st March 2022. The National Skills Fund will help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. It will support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require. LCG has always highly valued the importance of lifelong learning, and believes education should be accessible to everyone, no matter what stage they are at in their lives. They have welcomed the Government's approach to upskill adults across the country and this new initiative will allow the training provider to expand their reach to support more learners into employment.

LCG are one of the largest and most diverse training providers in the country and are already trusted by over 4,500 employers to deliver training to their workforce successfully. Currently, LCG supports over 200,000 learners every year to gain new skills and improve their career prospects, so this is a great opportunity for the training provider to transform even more lives through learning and support more employers to build a highly skilled future workforce.

Brenda McLeish, CEO of LCG, said: “I am delighted that Learning Curve Group are involved in such an exciting Government initiative which will open up more opportunities to support people across the country into employment. As part of keeping learners at the centre of everything we do, LCG are working closely with employers to ensure our courses deliver the skills which are needed the most and prepare learners for work. I welcome the Government's commitment to tackling local skills shortages and I am excited to see the impact that the Skills Bootcamps will have on learner’s lives.”

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of just 12 to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work or recently unemployed (some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria). They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. This initiative ensures that everyone, no matter where they live, can gain the skills they need to progress and secure a great career at any stage in their lives.

The aim of the Skills Bootcamps is to eliminate the skills gaps amongst unemployed people so that they can develop the knowledge and experience required to get into work. Skills Bootcamps are developed in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. They include a range of digital courses and technical skills courses.

LCG have grown both organically and through acquisition over the last 5 years to become one of the most successful training providers in the country, and now they will require more staff to deliver the Skills Bootcamps across the UK. LCG’s Skills Bootcamps will run across the South East, London, South West, East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber and they are currently recruiting for tutors, trainers and managers in the Digital, Construction and Rail Engineering sectors. To be involved in this exciting new initiative please email workforus@learningcurvegroup.co.uk with the subject line LCG SKILLS BOOTCAMPS.

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