UK Skills System - Specialist Bodies

Overview

The UK skills system has undergone significant change in recent years mostly aimed at putting the needs of employers as its main priority. So here you’ll find an explanation of the UK skills system and information about specialist bodies and the role that they play

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS)

FISSS represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK. SSCs are the employer-led skills organisations covering in total approximately 90% of the UK workforce. They work with over 550,000 employers to define skills needs and skills standards in their industry.  The Federation is the collective voice of SSCs and has the unique role of positioning them effectively in the skills systems across the UK nations.