CFE has produced a think piece looking at the key questions around Time to Train and what approaches could make it work in practice.
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) consultation ‘Time to Train’ includes plans to enable employees to ask for time off to improve their skills.
CFE welcomes the consultation but points out that it should be seen as part of an integrated strategy towards culture change within the learning, skills and employment system. There are a number of measures currently aimed at raising both individual and employer demand for economically valuable skills including; Train to Gain, personal Skills Accounts, Apprenticeships and higher level skills policy. Time to Train should therefore not be considered in isolation to the above policies as it clearly complements them.
CFE’s think piece looks at what it would take to make Time to Train work in terms of:
The full think piece ‘Time to Train: making it work’ can be found here.