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What is a Sector Skills Agreement?

Sector Skills Agreements (SSAs) are designed to improve the delivery of services through developing the skills of the workforce. They map out exactly what current and future skills are needed by employers and how these skills and qualifications will be developed.

SSAs are agreements between employers, their sector skills council, partner organisations and the government.

SSAs will put employers, workers and people who use services at the forefront of development, giving them real influence over the future provision of workforce skills.

CWDC's SSA, ‘the big deal', is key to the future development of the children and young people's workforce, specifically for those working in children and young people's social care, early years childcare and the advisory and education support services. 

To view the Sector Skills Agreement, please go to our SSA stages and reports page.

Page updated: 31 July 2011

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