Automotive Skills Limited is an English registered charity and one of 25 Sector Skills Councils  (SSC), responsible for the retail motor industry, awarded a licensed by the then secretary of state at the Department for Education and Skills, the Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, in February 2004 .
The SSC suffered a fraud at the hands of its finance manager, which was discovered in 2006 . Subsequently, Automotive Skills' SSC license was transferred to the Institute of the Motor Industry in September 2007 . The Institute uses the Automotive Skills brand, although the separate charity still exists .
The SSC had a contract with the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA), which was replaced by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) on 1 April 2008. One role of the UKCES will be to manage the performance of the Sector Skills Councils, advising Ministers on their re-licensing .
- Automotive Skills official website
- Automotive Skills, Registered Charity no. 1015461 at the Charity Commission
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