A key recommendation in this new report from the Labour Party is that adults should be entitled to free digital skills courses up to level 2, in line with the equivalent English and maths entitlements.
The Labour Party has published the report, entitled ‘Learning and skills for economic recovery, social cohesion and a more equal Britain’, in the lead up to developing their next manifesto. Other recommendations are for:
- adult level 2 entitlements to be available irrespective of whether the person is currently unemployed, and level 3 fully funded where it has been identified that this will allow for progression in work, or agreed, with the employer, as a pathway to changing or upscaling employment within the same sector
- an enhanced role for Union Learn in providing literacy and numeracy courses
The report also states: “The government funded initiative Multiply, aimed at raising substantially competence in numeracy amongst adults, is very welcome. But this, and other similar initiatives for adult learning, must be sustained, properly evaluated and tailored to reach those most in need of engaging with such programmes.”
Find out more about current Essential Digital Skills entitlements.
Find out more about the Multiply initiative.