It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a job or looking to get on in your career, improving your skills for work can open up new opportunities.
Getting on at work
There’s no age for studying – learning new skills could improve your career prospects.
Research predicts that in the future there will be fewer jobs for people with few skills – meaning that skills are likely to become more and more important as time goes on.
Free help and advice is available anytime – you can be currently working or not. There are different schemes to fit the needs of different people.
Improving your skills- getting started
There are many options if you want to improve your work skills.
If you’re looking for a job, there are several schemes to help you. Most give you the opportunity to learn while you’re doing so.
If you are working, you may be able to get training through your employer.
Search for training online
Of course you can arrange training for yourself.
Choose a course and find the right place to learn, information on qualifications and advice if you’re returning to learning after a break.
Higher education and your career
If you want to develop your skills for work further, a higher education qualification could be the answer. There’s a huge range of courses to choose from, including vocational courses directed to people who want to get on in a particular line of work.
Getting training if you are already working
If you’re looking to gain new skills relevant to the world of work – and you’ve already got a job – talking to your employer is often a good first step.
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