Focusing on three primary objectives of empowering Londoners to access education, meeting the needs of the City’s economy and deliver a strategic technical and adult education offer- the Skills Strategy has a sharp focus on outcomes rather than qualifications.

 

AELP CEO, Mark Dawe has commented:

 

‘AELP and AELP London are greatly encouraged by the consultative approach that the Mayor and his team have taken in drawing this new strategy together and the strong analysis of the capital’s skills needs reflects this.  Boosting digital skills is one priority where providers are ready to play a full part.

 

The Mayor’s view that a more strategic approach to commissioning the adult skills budget is required and making it more outcome-based will generate better results for London’s economy and communities.  As we have said to others, AELP believes that it’s far too soon to start using the apprenticeship levy for wider skills training provision but our members in London are ready to work with the GLA to make sure every penny of it is spent either with levy payers or with the thousands of SMEs spread across the boroughs.’

 

The Strategy can be viewed here.

 

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