Guide

Essential Skills: developing literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

Introduction

Essential Skills is a training programme designed to help employees with the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

It can bring many benefits to your business including improved performance, increased profits and improved job satisfaction.

The programme is provided by the Department for the Economy (DfE). The training can be delivered within the workplace or at your local Further Education College.

If you are an employer who is interested in offering Essential Skills learning opportunities, this guide provides information on what to do next. It highlights the benefits of Essential Skills training to your business and there is also a case study that shows how the support has helped others.