About the Local Education Partnership-1
In line with central Government, Kent County Council has adopted
the Local Education Partnership (LEP) model to effectively
deliver the BSF Programme.
Wave 3 is being delivered through the Kent Local Education
Partnership 1. The partnership was established in October 2008 and
is a joint venture company comprising Kent County Council, Kier
company plc, Northgate Managed Services and Building Schools for
the Future Investments.
Kent Local Education Partnership 1 launches as National Skills
Academy for Construction
Kent Local Education Partnership 1 (KLEP1) officially launched
the KLEP1 National Skills Academy for Construction in September
The academy will offer a wide range of apprentice and
training opportunities, made possible through the delivery of
Kent’s Building Schools for the Future programme.
Apprenticeship and training outcomes form only part of
an agreed schedule of targets which will ensure that the Kent BSF
programme delivers more than just buildings. Targets - focusing on
value for money, continuous improvement, sustainability,
partnership, customer satisfaction and added value - will ensure
achievement and continued benefit to the schools and Kent
The KLEP1 National Skills Academy for
Construction requires each contractor to enter into further targets
in relation to qualifying the existing workforce and developing a
skills culture and infrastructure. This additional commitment will
support excellence across all sites to the benefit of the county.
ConstructionSkills is providing a £40,000 grant to fund a Project
Skills Co-ordinator, which will be match-funded by Kent County