Regional Skills Partnerships

Regional Skills Partnerships are in place to drive investment in skills by developing responses based upon local and regional need.


The Regional Skills Partnerships are:

  • Regional Skills Partnership North Wales
  • South East Wales Learning Skills and Innovation Partnership now known as Cardiff Capital Region Skills Partnership
  • South West and Mid Wales Regional Learning and Skills Partnership

Regional Skills Partnerships (RSPs) are tasked with analysing economic challenges and likely growth areas to identify the skills needed in the workforce. 

They produce Regional Employment and Skills Plans to analyse and influence the provision of skills based on regional economic need, to support growth and key infrastructure projects in each region. The Regional Employment and Skills Plans build on and support priorities identified by Enterprise Zones, City Deal, City Regions and cross border collaborations.

The plans are refreshed every three years and provide recommendations to Welsh Government to influence the prioritisation and deployment of skills funding including Apprenticeship and Further Education allocations.

Welsh Government has produced a set of three Regional Labour Market Intelligence Reports to provide Regional Skills Partnerships (RSPs) with a consistent set of core labour market intelligence (LMI)available on which to base their Regional Employment and Skills Plans.

In addition to aiding the Regional Skills Partnerships, the Regional LMI Reports should form an easily accessible source of regional LMI for all users.


To find out how our regional partners plan to address the economic priorities within your region please click on your region.