Skills Accelerator

Both Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs) and the Strategic Development Fund (SDF) were proposed as important elements of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, published in January 2021 – and together sit under the new umbrella term of Skills Accelerator.

You can find a summary describing the LSIP and SDF prospectus here, with some key points of consideration.

You can find the prospectus document itself here.

Strategic Development Fund – colleges and innovation

We have set out a range of resources to draw on when looking to develop innovation within their institutions either as part of the Strategic Development Fund or more generally.  We hope that these academic articles, publications, weblinks and webinars will provide you with ideas to formulate or further develop your thinking of how colleges can best support businesses and employers to innovate.