Adults without A-levels to attend college for free under £3.2bn Labour plans

Free vocational courses – including for the equivalent of undergraduate degrees and diplomas – will also be made available if Jeremy Corbyn wins the general election, the party says. The Independent reports.

The poorest adult learners will receive maintenance grants – and all workers will have the right to paid time off for education and training.

The Labour package build on proposals for a “cradle-to-grave” National Education Service, set out by a Lifelong Learning Commission that reported in the summer.

Angela Rayner, Labour’s shadow education secretary, said “Labour will throw open the door for adults to study, whether they want to change career, are made redundant or didn’t get the qualifications they needed when they were younger.”

Read more about Labours pledge and what it entails Adults without A-levels to attend college for free under £3.2bn Labour plans 

Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin


Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!


UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote
Cocaine worth more than £200k found after raid on one of UK’s most prestigious private schools
Categories: Apprenticeships, DfE, Employment, Further Education, Learning, Technology and Training.

Let us know what you think...