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Below are the Sector Skills Council or Standards Setting Organisation contact details.
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Apprenticeships.Scot (Scotland)

We’re Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Scotland’s national skills body. It’s our job to help create a skilled workforce that’s ready to face the future.

BSE Skills Ltd

Trade body formed by BESA, SELECT & SNIPEF to oversee vocational training in electrical, plumbing and HVAC. 0131 445 5577

Business Wales Skills Gateway

Skills Gateway-your portal to skills development support in Wales. 0300 060 3000


We are the Industry Training Board and our job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. 0300 456 7577

CLD Standards Council Scotland

The CLD Standards Council is the professional body for people who work or volunteer in Community Learning and Development. 0131 244 3444

Cogent Skills

Cogent Skills supports science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success. 01925 515200

Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills works to create a fair and skilled cultural sector. 020 7015 1800

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)

ECITB works with employers and training providers to give the engineering construction industry workforce the skills it needs to meet the challenges of the future. 01923 260000


Led by employers, our job is to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage.

Energy and Utility Skills

Energy & Utility Skills brings industry leaders together to identify and address the skills challenges our sector faces. 0845 077 9922


FISSS represents, promotes and supports sector Skills Councils across the UK. 0300 303 4444

Institute For Apprenticeships & Technical Education (England)

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is an employer led crown Non Departmental Public Body.


Formerly known as Skills CFA, Instructus Skills is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. 01536 738631


We're one of the leading awarding bodies for land-based industries in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We develop quality training courses and nationally recognised qualifications. 024 7669 6996


The mineral products qualifications council is a not for profit organisation whose members are derived from the quarrying, mineral products and mining sector. 0115 972 6121

NI Direct (Apprenticeships)

Information about the types of Apprenticeships available in Northern Ireland.


NSAFD provides businesses across the UK’s food and drink manufacturing and processing industry with a single source of access to leading edge workforce training. 0845 644 0448

ODAG Consultants Ltd.

ODAG Consultants Ltd. supports the development of IT / digital skills through the development of occupational standards, vocational qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks.


Working together to develop a safe and skilled energy workforce. 01224 787800

Our Skillsforce (Scotland)

Our Skillsforce supports Scotland's employers with all their skills needs. The online, helpline and face-to-face service includes free consultancy, HR support and access to funding.

People 1st International

We develop and quality assure industry relevant skills solutions in the UK and internationally across apprenticeships, work-based learning and technical vocational education.


The Scottish Qualifications Framework helps people of all ages and circumstances to access the education and training that is appropriate to them over their lifetime. 0141 225 2922


ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills charity for the screen industries. We work across the UK to ensure that the sector has the skills and talent they need.

Skills Development Scotland

As Scotland’s national skills body we contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. 0800 917 8000

Skills for Care & Development

Skills for Care & Development is the sector skills council for people working in early years, children and young people's services, and those working in social work and social care for adults and children in the UK.

Skills for Health

Skills for Health, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. 0117 922 1155

Skills for Logistics

Support the logistics sector through End-Point Assessment, attraction, technology and innovation. Our goal is to help the sector solve the skills crisis through getting maximum value of the levy.

Skills for Security

Working closely with employers, SfS improve both the skills and standards of professionalism in the security industry by providing access to high-quality training courses and qualifications. 01905 744000


SkillsActive provides employers, training providers, individuals, policy makers and key organisations with consultancy, information and advice on skills development and training. 020 7632 2000

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

The IMI exists to boost the productivity and profitability of businesses in the motor industry. We're doing this by identifying and tackling skills gaps and shortages in the industry. 01992 511521


UKFT is the UKs strategic body for occupations in fashion and textiles and is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies in the UK. 020 7843 9460