Government-funded strategic skills improvement is realised in every area of the country through the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), and the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF). Alongside these important drivers sits the LCR Long-Term Skills Plan which will be available from summer 2024.

What is the LSIP?

The local skills improvement plan is a set of actionable priorities that employers, providers and other stakeholders in a local area can get behind to drive change. Informed by employer research, it places employers at the heart of local skills systems, facilitates collaboration between employers, providers and stakeholders, and helps learners gain skills for good careers.

What is the LSIF?

The local skills improvement fund (LSIF) enables further education (FE) providers across a geographic area to respond collectively to the priorities in the local LSIP.

What is the Long-Term Skills Plan

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is producing a long-term skills plan. This is a 10-year skills plan to be underpinned by a series of multi-annual delivery plans.

Some GMLPF members have been consulted as part of the process of producing this plan which is also being shaped by the LSIP research findings and some LSIF developments. The plan should be complete by the summer of 2024.

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