Posted on June 11, 2019
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The Humber LEP needs your views on the implementation of the Department for Education led ‘Skills Advisory Panels’ (SAPs). 

All feedback will be kept anonymous but will be used to inform the People section of the Local Industrial Strategy.

Download the form here: Skills Advisory Panel Consultation Document

Consultation background:

Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) emerged in the Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto in 2017. SAP’s are also referenced throughout the Industrial strategy (published in November 2017).

SAPs aim to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs, and to work together to understand and address key local challenges. This includes both immediate needs and challenges and looking at what is required to help local areas adapt to future labour market changes and to grasp future opportunities. This will help colleges, universities and other providers deliver the skills required by employers, now and in to the future.

SAPs will reflect the geography of the Local Industrial Strategies. SAPs will help LEPs achieve strong governance arrangements, providing meaningful analytical capability and access to the right data. This will allow SAPs to:

  • generate analysis of their local skills and labour markets to understand the local position
  • discuss and agree local skills needs priorities in the short-term and more longer-term
  • consider how these will be met through local provision over time

Further detailed guidance on SAPs’ can be found here:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skills-advisory-panels-saps-role-and-governance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skills-advisory-panels-analytical-toolkit

Consultation participants:

This consultation is seeking views and opinions from the following stakeholders:

  • Employers
  • Employer Representative Groups
  • Individuals who have an interest in the local employment and Skills agenda
  • Schools
  • Independent Training Providers
  • FE Colleges
  • University Technical Colleges
  • Universities
  • Sixth Form Schools and Colleges
  • Local Authorities
  • DWP and other government colleagues

In the Humber, it is proposed the LEP will absorb the duties of the SAP into the existing Employment and Skills Board, ensuring that membership and revised terms of reference deliver government requirements.

Download the form here: Skills Advisory Panel Consultation Document

Please return all completed consultation documents toemploymentandskills@humberlep.org

This consultation will close on 9th July 2019. The Humber LEP thanks you for your participation in this consultation and your continued support.