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    SkillsActive reports and publications


      Useful websites

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport - This website contains information on government strategies regarding culture, media and sport.

      SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning. The website has information about the sector and the industries it covers. There is much research on the sector together with regional and national information for the UK.

      The SkillsActive careers pages includes information on education and training in the sector, regional information and details the skills that are essential to work in the sector.

      Prospects - The ‘Sport and leisure’ section of the Prospects website details the past, present and future issues of the sector, lists key roles and occupations as well as case studies and further contacts for the sector.


      Regional websites

      Sport England - Sport England is responsible for providing the strategic lead for sport in England to deliver the Government's sporting objectives. The organisation develops the framework for the country's sporting infrastructure and distributes Lottery funding for sport.

      Sports Council Northern Ireland - The Sports Council for Northern Ireland is a lead facilitator in the development of sport. It aims to: increase and sustain committed participation in sport, raise the standards of sporting excellence and promote the good reputation and efficient administration of sport; plus develop the competencies of its staff.

      sportscotland - sportscotland is the national body for sport development in Scotland. It aims to encourage more people to participate in sport. The organisation works in partnership with public, private and voluntary organisations, but also works closely with the Scottish Executive, advising on policy for sport and physical recreation.

      Sports Council for Wales - The Sports Council for Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and recreation. It acts as the main advisor to the Welsh Assembly Government on all sporting matters.


      Sport research institutes

      A number of universities have sports related research institutes whose websites provide links to reports and publications.