The world is changing quickly and that means new challenges and opportunities for all of us. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are impacting on the way we live our lives and do business and the UK's economic position is, more than ever, dependant on how it reacts to increased global competition.
We want the UK's businesses and citizens to prosper and flourish. To be able to do this, the country needs its workforce to be equipped with a world class skills base so that we can compete against our international peers.
Improving the nation's Skills is at the heart of the Government's agenda to ensure that the UK is a powerhouse of prosperity and social justice.
In December 2006, Lord Leitch published the final report of his independent review into the UK's skills needs. He identified skills as one of the most important drivers of a successful economy and a just society that offers opportunities for all citizens, regardless of their background. In July 2007, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills published World Class Skills: implementing the Leitch Review of Skills in England in response to Lord Letich's report. Building upon the foundations of the 2003 and 2005 Skills Strategy white papers, World Class Skills (July 2007) will take this agenda forward, tackling the skills challenge and so that that the UK can be a world leader in skills by 2020. We are working with partners, employers, and learners to create a partnership to deliver our skills and economic ambitions.
Please explore the below pages to find out more about World Class Skills.
About World Class Skills
Following this link will give you an overview of the Government's skills strategy.
Delivery and providers
This page provides an overview on how reforms will enable learning providers to help successfully deliver our skills ambitions.
The Skills Campaign
This website provides information and resources for the Skills Campaign: 'Our future. It's in our hands.'
Register of Education and Training Providers
Any education institution recruiting international students should select the following link for guidance.
Information for employers
This page provides helpful information to get started on up-skilling your workforce.
Information for learners
Follow this link if you are looking to further develop your skills for a more fulfilling career.
Skills for Life
This information source provides everything you need to know about the Skills for Life strategy, including literacy, language and numeracy.
FE and Skills E-newsletter
This newsletter is for all colleges and providers, adult education services and partner organisations to keep you updated on the latest developments in FE and Skills policy.