Jobcentres: Training

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will take steps to enable organisations to provide computer skills training to claimants within Jobcentre Plus.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

DWP has processes in place which enable organisations to provide skills to claimants within Jobcentre Plus. This includes IT/computer skills training which is funded through the Flexible Support Fund. The Universal Credit Programme has made available Universal Support funding to Local Authorities for Assisted Digital Support (ADS).

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