Skills devolution

In the 2017 Spring Budget the Government confirmed that it would devolve the Adult Education Budget to London from academic year 2019/20.  The Mayor recognises that London’s skills systems are large and complex and that South London Partnership and the other sub regions are  in a stronger position to understand the skills needs of their residents and the demand from sub-regional economies.

We are also working closely with the Mayor and his team to help develop the wider London skills system.  Read our response to his consultation Draft Skills for Londoners Strategy, submitted in December 2017.

Skills for South Londoners Strategy

Strengthening our economy is a key focus for the SLP. Creating the conditions for existing businesses to thrive and grow, and for our  business start-ups or incoming businesses to make South London their home. We want opportunities of a thriving sub-regional economy to be accessible to all our residents.

The SLP Skills for South Londoners strategy focuses on technical and vocational education for young people and adults, building on the opportunity for enhancing the the curent system.