South London Local Skills Improvement Plan

The Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper and Guidance has ambitions to give employers a central role working with training providers to develop curriculum to deliver technical and vocational skills needed in the local area.  The Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) will be a three-year plan submitted to the Secretary of State and help shape the South London Skills Strategy, providing a strong basis for funding and future programmes.

The Local Skills Improvement Plan for London is being led by BusinessLDN who have been funded to deliver the formation of the pan London plan.  South London Partnership is one of the four sub-regional partnerships that covers London, each tasked with developing an annex to the LSIP that covers our local challenges and recommendations. 

 The South London annex of the London Local Skills Improvement Plan has been developed with employers and stakeholders within the boroughs covered by the South London Partnership, written with and on behalf of stakeholders.  Over the last six months in south London we have;

  • Consulted with over 60 south London employers;
  • Worked with 14, Further Education Colleges, Higher Education Institutions an Independent training providers; and,
  • Held 16 consultation workshops
  • Developed a set of actionable priorities across five sectors or three cross-cutting themes

We are very pleased to announce that the Department for Education approved the London plan, along with the South London Annex in early August 2023.  To see the full version of the London LSIP please follow this link

Find out more about the progress we’re making on delivering the plan at our annual LSIP conference.


The South London Local Skills Improvement Plan and sector summaries are available below.