Sector Skills Assessments are an update of the Skill Needs Assessments (available below) produced for the Sector Skills Agreements.
The external drivers which impact on the current performance of the sector vary considerably between countries, depending upon each country’s health, sport and play strategies and the structure of provision. To appreciate the specific differences it is best to refer to the respective Sector Skills Assessment for each country.
- UK Sector Skills Assessment Summary 2010
- UK Sector Skills Assessment 2010
- England Sector Skills Assessment 2010
- Northern Ireland Sector Skills Assessment 2010
- Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2010
- Wales Sector Skills Assessment 2010
Regional Labour Market Assessments
The regional Labour Market Assessments (LMA) provides regional evidence to supplement the Sector Skills Assessment for England. They also examine current and future employment, workforce characteristics and skills requirements for the paid and volunteer workforce to articulate regional employer skills needs and inform the development of skills policy around England.
Find out more and download our regional Labour Market Assessments
Sector Skills Agreements
This suite of Sector Skills Agreement reports (SSA) was undertaken in consultation with employers, providers and funders of education and training. The key purpose was to develop a more demand-led system of public investment in skills for the sector, combined with an increase in employer commitment to workforce development.
Working in partnership with a number of professional bodies and government offices, this extensive consultation with employers and training providers across the UK aimed to identify the skills gaps and shortages across the sector at a national and regional level.
This has been superseded by Sector Skills Assessments.
- It provided our priorities for the sector:
- Improve recruitment and retention
- Professionalise and up-skill the existing workforce
- Match training supply to employer demand
- Redirect funding for training
- Increase sector investment in our people
Access all the Sector Skills Agreement reports and research