JusticeSector Skills Council – Improving Quality

Skills for Justice is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the UK’s Justice and Community sectors, licensed by Government. As an employer-led organisation, Skills for Justice supports employers to develop and manage apprenticeship standards, reduce skills gaps and improve productivity.

Since 2004, Skills for Justice has worked closely with both public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations delivering workforce and organisational improvement, through its expertise in service improvement, workforce planning and design, apprenticeships, education and training.

Our justice remit covers; policing and law enforcement, community justice and offender management, courts tribunals and prosecution.

Fire & Rescue

Fire and RescueSkills for Fire & Rescue services start here

We support Fire & Rescue people in both the public and private sectors – from the UK’s 51 local authority Fire & Rescue Authorities (FRAs) and the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation, to private and specialist brigades working at airports and in the nuclear and petroleum industries.

We provide the approved training frameworks for all vocations within the Fire & Rescue sector, not just the high-risk frontline roles.

We can help you develop the skills of your specialists and support staff alike – from boardroom to control room and everywhere in between.

Our ultimate goal is to create the kind of targeted training, coaching and workforce development programmes that make the UK a safer place to live – by embedding a culture of prevention and protection alongside preparing for emergencies.

Local Government

Local GovernmentYour one-stop shop for local government skills and qualifications

Skills for Local Government works closely with employer organisations, local authorities and trade unions to help them identify and obtain the skills and training their people need in order to deliver first class local services.

Faced with the most severe funding situation for decades, local authorities need to find new ways to collaborate and deliver their services. Through our comprehensive range of services, we can help you attain the skill sets and develop flexible workforces you need to support this transformation.

Future leadership in local government

Skills for Local Government has recently worked in partnership with the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Solace) and the Local Government Association (LGA) to outline the need for leaders to have a set of new ‘contextual’ skills.

The ‘Asking The Right Questions’ report identifies the need for Chief Executives to lead communities, and be entrepreneurial, innovative and motivational during what are difficult times. It also outlines that these skills need to be underpinned by a specific set of explicit values, attitudes and behaviours and a good political understanding. The report is now being used by Solace to consider how they support Chief Executives in developing these skills.

Armed Forces

Armed ForcesHelping you certify the skills of your recruits

Skills for Armed Forces works closely with the Ministry of Defence to help those working in training and education in the Armed Forces develop their personnel.

We’re the people who administrate and certify the Armed Forces Level 2 Apprenticeship – the training programme that all new recruits are offered, whether they’re joining the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force.

Setting the Standards

We’re also the people who put together the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and develop officers’ qualifications for all the services in the Armed Forces sector.