Adult Education – Classroom Based Learning
Partnering directly with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we run our Classroom Based Learning division, funded by our Adult Education Budget. Our Classroom-based learning division has, more recently, benefitted from the addition of European Social Funding (ESF) to provide Skills Support for the Unemployed and NEET projects successfully broadening our offer.
Our Skills Academies have been designed specifically with learners in mind, aiming to create safe learning environments, which are comfortable and welcoming. We aim to make our learners’ experiences unique by placing a high focus on pastoral care and wellbeing.
Many of our learners are long-term unemployed and our referrals come directly from Jobcentre Plus, Work Programme partners and a small number are self-referrals from the community. Our staff members are welcoming and understand that a friendly and supportive manner can help change a negative attitude into a positive outcome for the learner.
Our delivery spans across England in the following regions: North Eastern, Tees Valley, Nottinghamshire, Greater Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, West Midlands, Ipswich, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, and Greater Manchester through our Academies.
We deliver a wide range of courses ranging from qualifications in Health and Social Care, Retail, Security, Warehousing and Distribution, Forklift Truck, Customer Service, Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Maths and English (Functional Skills), IT and Employability/Personal Social Development.
To see what is delivered in each region, click on the appropriate links from the main menu.
We are committed to moving people into work, so many of our courses and sector-based work academies have job interviews or placements at the end of them. Employers we are currently working with include; DHL, Tesco, Subway, Costa Coffee, National Express and Securitas to name a few.