Build Back Better: What Does the Spending Review Mean for Digital Skills?

Following the recent budget review, what does it mean in reality for educators / employers and is it achievable?



Are you a Learning & Development/HR Manager, educator or training provider or working at a local authority trying to make sense of the latest government’s spending review and not sure how you can work within your business or community to build back better?

This free to attend, online event will bring together representative voices from industry, policy and education to discuss the importance of digital skills to the economy and the critical need to address organisations’ digital skills gaps.

We’ll be discussing how employers can build the skilled workforce they need and the critical role they play, together with educators and associated bodies, to ensure the education and skills recovery package is a meaningful investment and used where it is most needed.

  • How do partners across the skills landscape work together to make sure that the education recovery package is a meaningful investment into the areas where it is most needed?
  • Overall spending on skills will increase by £3.8 billion by 2025, is this enough? Apprenticeship funding will increase to £2.7 billion by 2024/25 (1st increase since 2019/20) – how will businesses use this to build the skilled workforce they need?
  • Do employers want, and are they able, to take advantage of the large expansion of courses and free qualifications at level 3 to upskill and retrain staff?
  • To effectively support the levelling up agenda, how do we fully support educators to deliver the digital skills needed for their local workforce and are employers working closely enough with educators to ensure the pipeline is delivering the right skills for industry and economic growth?

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The event is finished.


Dec 07 2021


7:00 am - 8:00 am

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