The PSC works under the guidance and direction of the Sector Skills Alliance for Active Leisure (SSA). The SSA includes expert representation from:

  • employers
  • employees/employee representatives
  • researchers and independent consultants
  • education and training institutions including from VET and higher education
  • suppliers
  • public authorities and other relevant Government and institutional agencies

The core functions of the SSA are to:

  • gather relevant labour market intelligence and foresight
  • understand employer needs to support growth
  • develop more sustainable jobs and promote entrepreneurship

The SSA gives advice and direction to the Professional Standards Committee in helping it to create and update curricula and the occupational standards based on evidence through research and sector foresight.