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Following the recent budget review, what does it mean in reality for educators / employers and is it achievable?



  • Zoe Spilberg, Head of Education, BCS


  • Jane Hickie, CEO of Association Employment Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Mark Goldstone, Head of Business Representation & Policy at West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager - Apprenticeships at Health Education England
  • Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges


12:00 - Webinar starts
13:00 - Close


Are you a Learning & Development / HR Manager within an organisation or part of a small business, educator or training provider trying to make sense of the latest government’s spending review and to understand how you and your business can benefit and work with others to build back better? In this webinar, we’ll discuss what the outcomes really mean for employers, educators and training providers, and whether the goals it sets out are achievable.

  • How do partners across the skills landscape work together to make sure that the education recovery package is a meaningful investment into the areas where it is most needed?
  • Overall spending on skills will increase by £3.8 billion by 2025, is this enough? Apprenticeship funding will increase to £2.7 billion by 2024/25 (1st increase since 2019/20) - how will businesses use this to build the skilled workforce they need?
  • Do employers want, and are they able, to take advantage of the large expansion of courses and free qualifications at level 3 to upskill and retrain staff?
  • To effectively support the levelling up agenda, how do we fully support educators to deliver the digital skills needed for their local workforce and are employers working closely enough with educators to ensure the pipeline is delivering the right skills for industry and economic growth?

BCS has formed a Digital Skills Network to bring together employers of all sizes and sectors, educators, policy makers, local skills boards, charities and partner organisations to recognise the importance of digital skills to the economy, and the critical need to address organisations’ digital skills gaps. This webinar is one of our pre-launch events we are delivering in the lead up to formally launching our Digital Skills Network event in the Spring 2022.

By attending this webinar, you are opting in to join our Digital Skills Network, as an associated event. There is no fee to join the Digital Skills Network.

Find out more about the Digital Skills Network

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Webinar: Build back better - what does the spending review mean for digital skills?
Date and time
Tuesday 7 December, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This event is sold out