SkillsActive has delivered several successful programmes and projects
Future Jobs Fund
The Future Jobs Fund programme, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provided 5000 young unemployed people with six months training and work experience in the sport and active leisure sector. It was funded by the government and supported by 175 employer partners nationwide.
SkillsActive’s Personal Best programme, which finished in March 2011, provided long term unemployed people with a level 1 award in event volunteering and volunteer experience as well as the chance to volunteer at the 2012 Games. More than 1000 Personal Best learners have now applied to become Games volunteers. Read about some of the programme's successes in Personal Best: The Story So Far
WorldSkills 2011 Volunteer Development programme
The WorldsSkills London 2011 Volunteer Development programme, managed by SkillsActive, gave 250 people the chance to complete a level 1 award in event volunteering while gaining practical work experience at WorldSkills 2011 in October 2011.
Coaching Investment Programme
The Coaching Investment Programme, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provided over 7,200 coaches with up to 66% of the full cost of accredited coaching courses. It was delivered in partnership with Sport England and SportsCoachUK.
Apprenticeship Expansion programme
The £1.9 million Apprenticeship Expansion programme, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, recruited, trained, mentored and placed 1,115 apprentices in the sport and active leisure industry. Eighty-two percent of apprentices on the programme secured work, helping fill job vacancies at more than 200 England businesses. It was funded by the Skills Funding Agency and delivered in partnership with Lifetime Health and Fitness.