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Free Training Courses, a Trick or a Treat?

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop |

The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a government funded scheme which aims to engage people aged 19 or over in learning and provide them with skills and knowledge to help them to progress in their careers.

This funding, worth up to £800 per person, per course, can be accessed through local training providers or colleges, and allows both individuals and businesses to upskill at no cost to them. At The Skills Network we have partnered with colleges across, helping them to use their allocated AEB funding by providing people with remote distance learning opportunities.

For employers, the AEB is a great resource to improve the skills and knowledge of their workforce. If you would like to find out more about upskilling your staff, or would like to study a course yourself, just get in touch to get started.

Here are some key rules on Adult Education Budget funding eligibility:

  • Must be aged 19 or over
  • Must currently live in England
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Must not currently studying the course you wish to enrol on

Our recent research has revealed a range of skills in demand across the UK and with 49 fully accredited training courses available from The Skills Network for FREE through Adult Education Budget Funding, upskilling with us just makes sense!

Top hard skills in demand nationally:

  1. Finance
  2. Auditing
  3. Accounting
  4. Agile Methodology
  5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  6. Warehousing
  7. Business Development
  8. Nursing
  9. Mental Health
  10. Customer Relationship Management

Top soft skills in demand nationally:

  1. Communications
  2. Management
  3. Customer Service
  4. Sales
  5. Enthusiasm
  6. Detail Oriented
  7. Planning
  8. Leadership
  9. Innovation
  10. Self-Motivation

With the demand for green skills growing in the UK, are newly launched course in sustainability could provide you with key green skills for employment opportunities and to make the world a better place! Check out our sustainability course here

To check out our full list of free training courses click here