Local Skills Delivery

The right training, delivered in the right place, at the right time.

Our local skills project brings together employers, education providers, and employability-focused organisations to effectively and efficiently match supply and demand in the sports and physical activity sector through local skills action plans.

The goal is to ensure the sector can deliver health, economic, and social benefits to our nation by:

  • Ensuring local colleges, universities, and training providers offer education and training that matches what employers need
  • Provide employers with the skilled workforce they need to offer inclusive opportunities which meet the needs of diverse local communities and drive business success
  • Give people who work in the sector great career pathways.


The project is funded and supported by Sport England.

We have a team of skills hub managers who want to engage with employers, education providers, chambers of commerce, local authorities – any organisation involved in improving employability in their local area.

Local Skills Accountability Boards (LSABs) and Regions

We have local skills accountability boards across the UK, each focused on their local area ensuring their specific local needs are met. As CIMSPA continues to develop local skills delivery across the UK, more boards will be set up until we have delivery plans for the whole country.

  • North of Tyne
  • South of Tyne and Durham
  • Tees Valley
  • Cheshire and Warrington
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Hertfordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Birmingham
  • Black Country
  • Derby and Derbyshire
  • Doncaster
  • Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Sheffield
  • Stoke and Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Essex
  • Oxfordshire
  • Surrey
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Somerset
  • Swindon and Wiltshire
  • West of England
  • Glasgow and Surrounding Areas
  • North Wales
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Nottinghamshire skills hub pilot

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Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland skills hub pilot

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