What is an LSIP?

The Skills for Jobs White Paper set out an ambitious plan to put employers more firmly at the heart of the skills system to help ensure businesses and people have the skills they need to thrive and progress. LSIPs are a key part of achieving this aim.

Following initial trailblazer pilots, LSIPs are now being rolled out across England. An LSIP should:

  • Set out key priorities and changes needed in the local area to make post-technical education or training more responsive and aligned to local needs.
  • Provide a representative and coherent employer view of the skills most needed to support local economic growth and boost productivity. 
  • Set out actionable priorities to better meet the skills needs that employers, providers and stakeholders can get behind to drive change
  • Be drawn up for a period of three years and be reviewed and updated as appropriate during this time to ensure it remains relevant and reflects the skills needs of the specified area
  • Describe how skills, capabilities and expertise required in relation to jobs that directly contribute to or indirectly support Net Zero targets, adaptation to Climate Change or meet other environmental goals have been considered.
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