There is a massive pot of money for people who have been made redundant, they will not cross train you though, they will only upskill you in your current sector. You need to get the jobcentre to refer you to the Prospects team. It's a good idea to go in prepaired, if there are things you would like to do then find out about the courses, find out about job prospects after and take examples. I have requested a CCNA course or MCSE course, my details are currently with Leeds college who for what ever reason deal with it. The funding is for up to 2 weeks full time or 8 weeks part time.
Peeple of zee wurl, relax!