Sector Skills Councils

Sector Skills Councils are independent, employer led UK wide organisations. They aim to develop high quality skills standards with employers which support productivity and growth and enhance competitiveness in UK and overseas markets.  

Sector Skills Councils are responsible for defining the qualifications which go together to make up an apprenticeship framework and are a great source of information for anyone wanting to pursuit a specific career.

Facilities Management, Housing, Property, Cleaning and Parking

Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Petroleum, Polymer, Oil and Gas industries


Craft, Cultural Heritage, Design, Literature, Music, Performing, and Visual Arts

Software, Internet and Web, IT Services and Telecommunications

Gas, Power, Waste Management and Water


Gas, Power, Water and Waste Management Industries

Finance, Accountancy and Financial Services

Retail Motor Industry

Food and Drink Manufacturing and Associated Supply Chains

Land Management and Production, Animal Health Welfare and Environment

Hospitality, Leisure, Passenger Transport, Travel and Tourism

Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Sport, Fitness, Outdoors, Playwork, Caravans and Hair and Beauty


Social Care, Children, Early Years and Young People’s Workforces in the UK

TV, Film, Radio, Media, Animation, Computer Games, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Advertising and Fashion

UK Health

Justice, Custodial Care, Fire and Rescue, Forensic Science, Policing and Prosecution Services

Freight Logistics and Wholesaling Industry

Building Services Engineering

Printing, mineral processing, manufacturing of furniture, glass, ceramics, coatings and paper, Health and Safety

Retail Industries