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ERIC Number: EJ1002079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Skills that Make a Difference
Gray, Rob
Adults Learning, v24 n2 p26-27 Win 2012
Since early 2011, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has been involved in supporting learning providers to prepare for and, more recently, to deliver provision through the Skills Funding Agency unit offer for the unemployed. The primary purpose of the provision is to equip learners with skills that will facilitate their move into employment. The provision often involves short, intensive vocational skills courses with embedded employability skills through which learners acquire Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) units or small qualifications such as QCF awards. Delivering the unit offer for unemployed adults requires providers: to work in partnership with referral agents like Jobcentre Plus (JCP); to engage and, often, support employers to recruit; to continuously re-align provision to meet changing labour market demand; and to support unemployed participants through provision that is flexible and responsive to their needs. It is complex to deliver, but providers are rising to the challenge.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom