Skills providers have the freedom and flexibility to deploy their adult skills budget as they see fit to meet government priorities and respond to local need. They have to take into consideration many competing demands, demand for skills provision from welfare-to-work programme providers being just one example within their communities. Skills providers are increasingly guided in their choices about what to deliver through their adult skills budget allocation by LEP strategic economic plans.
Community Learning providers deliver learning according to a local strategy that delivers a locally relevant balance of the objectives for Community Learning as set out in New Challenges, New Chances (BIS, 2011). The chosen balance of objectives is underpinned by consulting communities, local authorities, LEPs and other relevant localstakeholders. This may include welfare-to-work providers. This may include welfare-to- work programme providers.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Guide for skills and welfare-to-work providers: dispelling myths and issues