In work training

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the IPPR finding that the UK has seen the greatest decline in Europe of in work training since 2008 what are you doing to improve the access to training for workers in London given the impact it can have on career progression?


Answer for In work training

Answer for In work training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Enterprise Panel officers had oversight of the European Social Fund programme Skills Support for the Workforce which saw delivery of in-work training between June 2013 and July 2105. Over 8,000 employees enrolled on a course delivered under the programme and more than 5,500 of these workers achieved a qualification.

Under the ESF 2014 -2020 programme approximately £11m will be invested in a programme supporting career progression for low skilled and low paid parents and other workers. It is expected that this programme will be tendered by the Skills Funding Agency in the first half of 2016.