World class skills: implementing the Leitch Review of Skills in England
The Stationery Office, Jul 18, 2007 - Education - 75 pages
This document sets out a plan for England in developing world class employment skills and is a companion document to the Green Paper, Cm.7130, In Work, Better Off (ISBN 9780101713023) also published today, and follows on from the Leitch Review, published December 2006 (ISBN 9780118404860) along with an Executive Summary (ISBN 9780118404792). This publication aims to explain how the Government will provide the right supporting framework to act as a catalyst for a skills revolution. More than a third of adults in the UK don't have the equivalent of a basic school leaving certificate; 6.8 million people have serious problems with numbers and 5 million people are not functionally literate. As part of this development, the Government has set out new rights that learners and employers will have, under what are called Skills Accounts and the Skills Pledge. The Skills Accounts will be part of the new adults careers service done through Jobcentre Plus, which aims to give every adult easy access to skills and careers advice. The Skills Pledge enables employers to demonstrate their commitment to improving skills in their workplace, with the Government supporting employers through Train to Gain brokerage. Also current funding entitlement for adults to free training in basic literacy and numeracy skills, will be strengthened. Produced by the new Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the document sets out the Government's policy direction to build better skills.
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Our world class ambition
Supporting individuals to improve their skills and progress in work
Employers leading the way on skills
A new partnership for the workplace
Equipping young people with the skills they need for work and life
Summary of actions in England
achieve adult careers service advice Apprenticeships assessment benefits cent of adults colleges and training commitment DCSF deliver delivery demand-led Department for Children Devolved Administrations Diplomas DIUS education and training employment and skills England ensure Foundation Degrees Framework full level GCSEs Government HEFCE help employers higher education higher level skills improve their skills increase investment in skills Jobcentre labour market level 2 qualification literacy and numeracy Lord Leitch Lord Leitch's recommendations low-skilled million National Vocation Qualifications partnership priorities progress recognised responsibility schools Sector Skills Sector Skills Councils September 2007 Skills Accounts skills and employment skills and qualifications skills brokerage skills needs Skills Pledge skills services skills system skills they need skills training Specsavers SSCs Train to Gain training providers UK Commission universal adult careers Universities and Skills work-related learning workforce worklessness workplace training world class ambition world class skills young