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West of Scotland Consortium
Allan Glen's Building, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 OAD, tel 0141 553 2471
Where can I get more information about the Skills for Life strategy?
Updated information on progress in implementing the strategy, funding guidance, details about the national promotional campaign ‘Get On’ including material to use and key documents can be downloaded from the DfES website
Work Based Learning for Adults
Work Based Learning for Adults is a government scheme that works to help unemployed adults back into employment or self-employment, by giving them skills and training, and job-related experience. The scheme is run at a local level by Learning and Skills Councils (in England and Wales). Members of the scheme follow a training plan, which can involve job-specific training, work towards a National Vocational Qualification or Scottish Vocational Qualification, and work experience. A person aged 25 or over who has been unemployed for six months or longer can join the scheme, as may a person aged 18 to 24 who has a disability and has been claiming benefits other than Jobseeker's Allowance.