NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) has welcomed the findings of new Government research highlighting the benefits of post-19 further education.

The study by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) found that participants in Further Education (FE) beyond the age of 19, including in workplace settings, will generate an extra £75 billion for the UK economy during the course of their lives.

The research also revealed other benefits, including better wages and employment prospects and increased productivity.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth commented: “Although the study focuses primarily on Government funded post-19 FE, its findings present a clear message to individuals and employers.

“People who continue to learn and develop skills throughout their lives can earn more, enjoy greater opportunities and have a great deal to offer at work. Education is not simply about preparing for a career, it’s a continuous part of developing one.”