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Temporary support scheme NL leert door (NL keeps on learning)

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To help employees and self-employed professionals who have less or no work as a result of the corona crisis, the support scheme NL leert door (the Netherlands keeps on learning) has been set up. This scheme is meant to give participants insight into and help them increase their chances on the labour market.

The scheme consists of two subsidies:

You can use the subsidies in case:

  • You use the temporary emergency bridging measure NOW and are therefore obliged to stimulate your employees to take retraining or reskilling courses.
  • An employee of yours has to find another job because of the corona crisis.
  • You are a self-employed professional (zzp'er) and want to increase your chances to find work.

The maximum amount you will receive for a retraining project is €1,000. At most €700 is available for an advice process.

Please note: at this moment you cannot apply for the development advice programme.

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 18 up to retirement age with ties to the Dutch labour market can participate:

  • employees,
  • self-employed professionals without personnel (zzp-ers),
  • flex workers, and
  • unemployed persons

in the Netherlands, Bonaire, Saba or St. Eustatius.

The training trajectory should conform to the criteria for NLDD-S (in Dutch). It should be relevant and participants should receive a certificate after they complete the training. Trainers should offer their services free of charge if they have been granted the subsidy.

The development trajectory (NLDD-OA) should conform to certain criteria (in Dutch). Amongst others the advice process must be carried out by a qualified career counsellor (in Dutch).

Free online training for your employees

As an employer (in Dutch) you can point out this scheme to your employees, to help them find the right (online) training (in Dutch). This way they can better their knowledge, skills and experience to find another job or to help your company be more prepared for the future.

How to apply?

Temporary subsidy NL leert door through development advice

Please note: you cannot apply for NL leert door (through development advice) at the moment.

Has a career counsellor registered their development advice programme through the development advice portal (in Dutch)? Career counsellors can apply for the subsidy after a development advice process has ended through (my implementation of policy, in Dutch) from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2021, 17:00 hours, unless the subsidy limit has been reached before that date.

Temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing)

Please note: you cannot apply for NL leert door (scholing) any more. Trainers and training collectives could apply for the temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing) (in Dutch) from 1 September 09.00 hours until 8 September 2021, 17:00 hours. Partnerships could apply from 2 through 16 November 2020, 17:00 hours.

14 training institutions have already been selected for the subsidy. Their selection of (online) training options can be found through a search engine (in Dutch).

Final declaration

The applicant should submit a request to determine the subsidy for the 1st and 2nd period of the NLDD-S (in Dutch) from 1 October 2021 through 31 March 2022, through the form on (in Dutch). You can find all neceessary attachments and information for your application on the Implementation of Policy's website (in Dutch).

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