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Skills Funding Agency Guide

DIUS have recently released a question and answer leaflet for employers regarding the new Skills Funding Agency that is due to be introduced in April 2010. We've listed the questions below to give you an idea of the content of the leaflet.

Although the leaflet is aimed at employers we feel it is quite a useful overview for anyone working in the industry.  With the vast array of initiatives and development going on in the sector at the moment, this type of prompt sheet can be quite a useful reminder of key changes.


  • Why are we changing the adult skills system?
  • How will the Skills Funding Agency improve on existing arrangements?
  • What will the Skills Funding Agency do?
  • What is a demand-led system?
  • What do these changes mean for employers?
  • How will employers influence the Skills Funding Agency to ensure employer skills needs are understood and addressed?
  • How will integrating Employment and Skills help employers to meet their skills needs?
  • What will the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) do?
  • What is being done to cut red tape around taking on apprentices?
  • How can Train to Gain offer a better service to employers?
  • What is being done to reduce bureaucracy for employers who are also training providers?
  • Won’t the reforms produce uncertainty about the post-19 landscape at a time when certainty is needed?
  • What will be the impact on employers of these changes, between now and 2010?
  • Shouldn’t the change be delayed given the current economic downturn?

Skills Funding Agency - Employer Guide

Click the PDF logo to download the employers Q&A on the Skills Funding Agency.

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