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West Midlands

  • The most common skills that are lacking or in need of improvement are customer service, management, communications and initiative.
  • The median spend on training is £1,000 to £4,999. Trained staff in the West Midlands attended an average of 5 days training, compared with 11 days in England.
  • Managers and coaching, teaching and instruction staff are the most likely to receive training.
  • 17,887 people participated in sports related learning programmes in 2003-04.
  • Approximately £13.4m was invested in active leisure, learning and well-being courses – 11% of the total funding for the sector (£121m).

Source: West Midlands Sector Skills Agreement Regional Action Plan 2006 and Sector Skills Agreement Executive Summary – West Midlands 2006