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SSA stages and reports

Each SSA consists of five stages...

The first three stages are research stages which build a picture of the current and future skills of the children's workforce. Stages four and five involve the development of a costed action plan detailing how we will develop the skills required for the future.
The Sector Skills Agreement and research reports are available in PDF format below.

CWDC sector skills agreement (SSA) - April 2008
This is the final agreement in full.

Delivering 'the big deal' - Stage 1-3 summary - December 2007
This is a short and concise summary of the first three research stages.

Stage 1: Skills needs assessment report
This report provides an assessment of what future skills are required by the children's workforce.

Stage 2: Understanding supply report
This report looks a what training and qualifications are currently available across the children's workforce.

Stage 3: Gap analysis report
This report compares skills demand and supply and makes recommendations for the future.

Page updated: 4 January 2012

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