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Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Sector Skills Councils and standard setting organisations
They aim to develop high quality skills standards with employers which support productivity and profitability, growth and enhance competitiveness in UK and overseas markets.
SSCs are licensed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).
Working with employers they:
- define occupational standards and job competencies.
- define the qualifications which go together to make up an apprenticeship framework. This framework is then used by employers to enable them to select the qualification structure most appropriate for each individual apprentice.
- are Issuing Authorities (as are Standard Setting Bodies), i.e. they work with employers to help develop and maintain new and existing Apprenticeship Frameworks, Sector Skills Councils and Bodes are responsible for ensuring that the correct evidence for each qualification is verified in order to enable the issue of a valid apprenticeship certificate.
- manage the process of quality assuring the system (also a role for SSBs).
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the license, each SSC operates separately and delivers commercial services to its own industry.
The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS)
The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils reformed in 2013 and has been renamed as the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards. FISSS operates the system for certifying apprenticeships on behalf of the Certification Bodies and the training provider network.
The Sector Priorities Fund (SPF) Programme
Our SPF Programme provided the strategic evidence base on which to frame the onward development of the 2011 Sector Priorities Fund, described and actioned in “Skills that Work for Wales”. The suite of programmes was completed in December 2014 and involved a range of projects to pilot innovative skills delivery and identify gaps in provision in Wales. There are no plans to have a further set of programmes.
Nigel Arnold, Head of Programme Delivery
01792 765822 Nigel.Arnold@wales.gsi.gov.uk