Our Delivery

Projects Map

Skills

Secured a total of

£ 130 million

investment

A total of

34 projects

across the South East

With

£ 20 million

coming on stream for future skills projects


Skills Capital Funding

SELEP received a total allocation of £22 million Skills Capital Funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for the period April 2015-April 2017 to support the building, refurbishment and equipment purchase. This enabled 29 projects, which were funded across four funding rounds, with roughly a 50% match funding contribution from local authorities, colleges and the private sector.

Projects were aligned to growth sectors across the LEP area to deliver a significant number of qualifications, apprenticeships and provide industry-relevant, leading edge facilities. Bids had to illustrate support for NEET (‘Not in Education, Employment, or Training’) and unemployed learners.

All bids for funding went through a skills evaluation process with input from representatives from each of the federated Employment and Skills Boards to ensure a fit with growth sectors as well as SFA or independent evaluation.

Indicative figures illustrate that until 2021, across the projects, there will be delivery of:

  • additional 15,000 full time qualifications
  • 7,300 additional apprenticeships
  • approximately 21,527 sq m of new and improved learning and training floor space and facilities

Career paths for young people

The Careers Enterprise Company (CEC) helps young people explore options for their future career, working in partnership with schools, colleges, employers and youth organisations to create opportunity for all young people. It is an employer-led organisation set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. The Company’s role is to join the dots between schools, colleges, employers and providers of careers and enterprise activities, supporting programmes that work, filling gaps in provision and ensuring coverage across the country. In the SELEP area we have nearly 200 schools engaged with the CEC networks and benefitting our programmes. Click here for further information about the CEC’s work nationally and in the SELEP area. If you’re an employer wanting to get more involved with schools, click here for ways to engage and if you’re a school or college, click here.