The Skills Network
Harness AEB funding
changes and collaborate
on bespoke curriculums
Utilising Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding
continues to prove an exceptionally effective
means to upskill workforces. However, too
many employers do not make the most of their
funding; there was a £63m underspend in the
AEB last year.
At the same time, best practice in workforce
learning continues to evolve at an accelerating
pace. Disruptive technologies such as Artificial
Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and 'bots'
will have a significant impact on L&D. This is
welcome, although we can often lose sight of
how to access, much less harness, what is
readily available to us.
What practices should employers prioritise and
how do we get up to speed and utilise what is
already available to achieve our workforce
Adapting your training when flexible L&D is
With the pace of workplace change intensifying,
the contemporary adult learner understands
that investing in their continued professional
development is as important as ever.
Why? Because they see new 'best practice'
shaping up around them, the new technology
that's embedded into their role, the increasing
job competition and everyone's heightened
expectation of 'self-accountability'. They know
that they must take responsibility for
broadening their skills and keeping up to date
with their career progression.
As such, HR departments continue to face a
'war on talent'. They are endeavouring to
provide the right training and progression
opportunities needed to recruit potential
employees and retain existing talent, ultimately
achieving an organisational culture that
prioritises career development.
Accessing the right training gets lost amid
People are just trying to do their best to
navigate through hectic schedules and
competing organisational priorities. We
continue to face the incessant "We're too busy,
no time for that." problem.