Occupational sectors

Below is a list of Issuing Authorities with some brief information about each.

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CITB

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in construction.

Cogent

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in chemical manufacturing, nuclear science, oil and gas extraction (also includes process technology, bioscience, polymer and sign making).

Creative and Cultural Skills

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in arts, cultural heritage, craft and design (also includes music, literature, performing arts and visual arts).

Creative Skillset

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in creative and digital media – including broadcast; animation, games and VFX; radio; journalism; advertising and marketing communications; set crafts; and photo imaging.

Energy and Utility Skills

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in electricity, gas and water supply, and waste management (also includes gas utilisation, recycling and waste water collection and treatment)

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in engineering construction.

Financial Skills Partnership

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in financial services and accountancy.

Improve

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in food and drink manufacturing and processing.

Institute of the Motor Industry

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in the automotive industry (also includes Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Vehicle Sales, Vehicle Body & Paint, Vehicle Fitting and Vehicle Parts).

Lantra

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in environmental and land-based.

Learning and Skills Improvement Service

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in community learning and development, further education, higher education, teaching support, libraries, archives and information services, work-based learning and development (also includes records and information management services).

People 1st

Apprenticeship sector for occupations in hospitality, catering, retail, leisure, travel, tourism and passenger transport.

People 1st for GoSkills

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in passenger transport.

Proskills

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in printing, mineral extraction and processing, health and safety and process and manufacturing of furniture, glass, ceramics, coatings and paper (also includes glazing, building products, wood and mining).

SEMTA

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

Skills CFA

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in business and administration, customer service, enterprise and business support, human resources and recruitment, industrial relations, leadership and management, marketing and sales (also includes contact centres and third sector).

Skills for Care & Development

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in social care and the care of children and young people.

Skills for Health

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in health care.

Skills for Justice (central government and armed forces)

The Apprenticeship sector for central Government and the armed forces.

Skills for Justice (Justice, Community Safety and Legal Services)

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in fire and rescue services, policing and law enforcement, custodial care, courts service, prosecution service, forensic science (also includes Legal Services, Youth Justice, Probation/Offender Management, Community Justice).

Skills for Logistics

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in freight logistics and Maritime.

Skills for Security

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in security.

SkillsActive

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in sports coaching, active leisure, hairdressing and beauty (also includes fitness, stewarding, outdoors, playwork and sporting excellence).

SummitSkills

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in electrical and electronic servicing, plumbing, heating and building services (summarised as electrotechnical; plumbing, heating and ventilating; refrigeration and air conditioning).

The Building Futures Group

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in property, housing, and facilities management and cleaning.

The Tech Partnership

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in business and Information Technology.

UK Fashion & Textile Association

The Apprenticeship sector for occupations in fashion and textiles (including apparel, footwear, leather production, textiles, textile care services and saddlery).