The National Skills Fund

Closes 17 Sep 2021

Introduction: The National Skills Fund

Starting from April 2021, the government is investing £2.5 billion through the National Skills Fund, a critical step towards the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and the ambition for people to be able to train, retrain and upskill throughout their lives in response to changing skills needs and employment patterns. 

National Skills Fund investment will help adults to gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. It will also support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by putting employers at the heart of the system and boosting the supply of skills that they require. 

You may wish to refer to the consultation document whilst answering this consultation. You can find the consultation document here: 

1. What is your name?
2. What is your email address?

If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.

Please note: It is helpful to have your email address if we want to contact you about your answers to the questions in this consultation. You do not have to give your email address, and your views will be considered whether or not you give your email address.

3. Are you responding as an individual or as part of an organisation?
4. If you are responding as an individual, how would you describe yourself?
5. If you are responding as part of an organisation, how would you describe yourself?

For the purpose of this consultation, a provider is an education or training organisation that is approved to deliver education to students. 

6. What is the name of the organisation you are responding as part of?
7. Which local authority area are you responding from?
8. Do you consent to the data you provide being held in accordance with UK GDPR as covered in the Department for Education's personal information charter?

Information provided in response to consultations, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 2018 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The Department for Education will process your personal data (name and address and any other identifying material) in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 andyour personal information will only be used for the purposes of this consultation. Your information will not be shared with third parties unless the law allows it.

You can read more about what the DfE does when we ask for and hold your personal information in our personal information charter.

We are collecting your data as part of the National Skills Fund consultation. We ask for your name to help us to identify any duplicated responses. The data we collect will be processed confidentially as part of our analysis of responses to the consultation. Any data used to inform future government policies or publications will remain anonymous. 

You have the right to withdraw your consent to your data being held at any time. To do so, please email NSF 

Please note, if you select 'no' you will be taken to the end of the survey.

9. Would you like us to keep your responses confidential?

If you want all, or any part, of a response to be treated as confidential, please explain why you consider it be confidential.

If a request for disclosure of the information you have provided is received, your explanation about why you consider it confidential will be taken into account, but no assurance can be given that confidentiality can be maintained. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, by regarded as binding on the Department.