Adult Skills for Work is funded by West Midlands Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget.
The programme concluded at the end of July 2023 so we are no longer able to take new learners onto the programme.
Adult Skills for Work (ASW) provided funded (FREE!) and part-funded training for individuals in employment that are seeking to improve their skills in order to progress in their education, job role or career.
Adult Skills for Work (ASW) provided (FREE!) and part-funded training for employed individuals in a wide range of subjects which could be tailored to both their own needs as well of those of the business. ASW provided solutions that enabled businesses to develop their workforce so that their employees could progress within the business and in their careers.
Training was available to all business sectors with a focus on:
Serco delivered the ASW training through a network of high-quality local training providers. An expert skills adviser would guide on career goals and develop a training programme specific to an individual's needs.
Adult Skills for Work was either funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which means that training was either be fully funded (no cost) or part-funded (some contribution to course costs from the learner or employer depending on eligibility and prior learning). ASW was funded through the West Midlands Combined Authority Adult Education Budget.
The overall aim of Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding on this programme was to engage and provide education training to West Midlands Combined Authority residents aged 19 and above to equip them with the skills they and local employers needed, enabling them ultimately to access or progress in work.
In the West Midlands Combined Authority area, Serco’s delivery of AEB funded training focused on Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and Sandwell.
In order to benefit:
*additional criteria applied