The key priorities for the Council in 2003-04 as detailed in the Secretary of State's Grant Letter are to:
- ensure the sector develops the capability to play a full part in the delivery of a more coherent phase of learning for 14-19 year olds
- drive forward the implementation of "Success for All" - the strategy for driving up standards in further education and training.
- engage with employers nationally, regionally and locally, working in partnership with Sector Skills Councils and Regional Development Agencies
- understand learners' views by continually strengthening and reviewing the systems for listening to learners
The local priorities and targets for Cheshire and Warrington have been reviewed and revised to take account of national policies and priorities, and progress achieved since April 2001.