As part of SkillsActive strategy to access appropriate funding on behalf of the sector, a success application was submitted to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Growth and Innovation fund in June 2011. Specifically, SkillsActive applied to the Joint Investment Programme strand of the fund, which matches government funding with that from employers in England to deliver skills in sectors with real business productivity and growth ambitions. The programme provided access to funded training for employers in the playwork and fitness sectors.
While training is currently ongoing for individuals who have been accepted onto the programme, the JIP is now closed for new learners. SkillsActive is working with its partners in the sector to bring new funded training opportunities to individuals and employers and we will post information about these opportunities on this site when available.