Skills Advisory Panel Analytics – Responding to Requirements

Hatch Regeneris is pleased to be supporting several of our Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) clients in responding to the Department of Education’s (DoE) requirement to develop a Skills Advisory Panel (SAP). The aim of SAPs is threefold:

  • to bring local employers and providers together
  • to share knowledge on skills and labour market needs
  • to collaborate on solutions to address local challenges and grasp future opportunities

The DoE has specified, as part of SAP, that all LEPs use the Analytical Toolkit for Local Skills Analysis.  It seeks to improve consistency and support local areas to produce robust evidence that will inform local decision-making on skills needs and priorities. This approach enables comparability within and across local areas and improves analytical capacity. Each SAP area has received £75,000 from the Department of Education for 2019/20 to increase their analytical capabilities.

Hatch Regeneris is currently supporting Humber, Coast to Capital and OxLEP with their Local Skills Analysis. The data required to complete a robust and compliant evidence base is extensive and we have developed a Microsoft Power BI Model which simplifies this process and directly aligns with the four stages of the DoE Analytical Toolkit. It provides:

  • Analysis and definition of the local landscape
  • Analysis of skills demand
  • Analysis of skills supply
  • Mapping of demand and supply

Our model includes all relevant data from across all local authorities and LEPs in England, enabling comparability to statistical neighbours and competing areas. The model is an intuitive and responsive tool that interrogates data by time, locations and sectors. The model can be readily shared with stakeholders and provides a user-friendly output which different user groups can readily access and understand.

Our analysis will better equip LEPs and key stakeholders to co-design policy solutions which identify and directly address skill needs. It is also being used to underpin emergent Local Industrial Strategies, including the ‘People’ element which seeks to support good jobs and earning power for all, and will be used to directly inform Post-16 provision.

DoE are currently reviewing progress to ensure each SAP area has the expected governance and analytical capabilities in place by October 2019. Our Hatch Regeneris SAP Model can swiftly be established for different LEP areas. For a demonstration of the Hatch Regeneris SAP Model, or to discuss your requirements in further detail, please contact Lauren Newby and Stephen Rosevear.

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