Skills and Enterprise Group

Shaping the future through our young people

The Coastal West Sussex Skills and Enterprise Group, is chaired by Shelagh Legrave OBE, Principal of Chichester College and brings together key stakeholders and organisations with an interest in delivering learning and skills, ensuring effective business support and in fostering an enterprising culture

Work programme

Delivering the workplan

Key reports supporting the work plan can be found here:

Enterprise Skills Coordination – 2011, University of Chichester 

Enterprise for All – 2014 – Lord Young 

Enterprise in Education – 2015 Bruce Nairne & Sarah Williams.

STEM – making the case for Investment Simpson Consulting 2018

Position Statement

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme

The NCOP Programme is funded buy the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in response to the Government’s ambition to widen participation in HE by:

  • Doubling the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2020
  • Increasing by 20% the number of students from ethnic minority groups
  • Addressing the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds


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Young Start-up Talent

A community based project which aims to help young people with an entrepreneurial flair for business.  The programme promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent development.

The programme is currently  running in Chichester.  To find out more click HERE


Careers Information and Guidance

A key factor in developing the right workforce is up to date and inspiring careers information. Coastal West Sussex helped to produce Pathway which helps to resource young people in making the right career choices.