Government Skills

Government Skills

Last updated - 1st April 2011

Government Skills

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On 1 April 2011, Government Skills ceased to exist. Government Skills was the sector skills body responsible for central government, working for employers across the sector.

Government Skills improved the delivery of public services to customers, by building the skills of people working in government departments, non-departmental public bodies and the armed forces across the United Kingdom. It helped achieve better public services by working with employers to reduce skills gaps through the development of standards and qualifications.

From 1 April 2011, some of Government Skills responsibilities transferred to a new organisation, Civil Service Learning.

Civil Service Learning manages the design and delivery of generic learning and development for the whole Civil Service, using a Common Curriculum based on the Professional Skills for Government (PSG) competency framework.

Government Skills produced an information, advice and guidance toolkit, including useful contact details, to help with your approach to developing skills in the Civil Service.