Policy paper

National retraining scheme

The national retraining scheme is the government’s new programme to prepare adults for future changes to the economy.



The national retraining scheme is being developed with:

  • the Confederation of British Industries
  • the Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • the government

These documents cover:

  • why this programme has been launched
  • how we’ll support people who are looking to retrain
  • what is going to happen next

We’ll update this page as the programme develops.

Published 18 July 2019
Last updated 16 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Update with information about the latest rollout of the Get help to retrain service.

  2. Updated to show users in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and West Midlands Combined Authority areas can now test the 'Get help to retrain' service, which has seen increased functionality since its initial launch.

  3. First published.