Skills are a key part of our plan for economic recovery, and an urgent challenge. This country’s future can only be built by people who have the skills demanded by modern work in a globalised economy. Skilled people are more productive and more innovative. Skills give individuals wider options; they climb higher, earn more and get more out of work. And skilled people are the foundation of successful businesses.

Skills for Growth

Skills are a key part of our plan for economic recovery, and an urgent challenge. On Wednesday 11 November 2009 we published Skills for Growth: a national strategy for economic growth and individual prosperity...

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New one stop shop for training

The Adult Advancement and Careers Service (AACS) can help with training and getting back into work, but also offers advice on childcare, money matters, housing and more

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Skills Funding Agency: Q&A for employers

DIUS has produced a booklet to answer employers' questions about the new adult Skills Funding Agency

Download the booklet - Skills Funding Agency: questions and answers for employers

More and better training for benefit claimants

Secretary of State John Denham's Work Skills plan includes compulsory training and an overhauled system to help people get into and on at work

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Our future. It's in our hands

This campaign calls on employers and individuals to take control of their future by investing in skills

Visit the campaign website

World Skills comes to London

The world's largest skills competition is coming to the UK in 2011 and provides a valuable opportunity to celebrate excellence at a national and international level

Visit the World Skills 2011 website
More about the competition

Vocational Qualifications reform

We are reforming the vocational qualifications system to create a system based on learner and employer need that offers greater clarity and choice

Visit our VQ Reform pages 

Strategic Skills

The Windsor Consultation explored the possibilities of a sustainable skills proposition, while a John Denham CBI speech explains DIUS' approach to the Leitch Report

Windsor Consultation
Denham on Leitch Report

Offender learning

The Government is determined to turn offenders away from crime and into work, encouraging them to lead productive lives

Visit our Offender Learning pages