Learners | People Plus

Adult EducationFully funded adult courses to help you succeed in work

Partnering directly with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we run our classroom based and distance 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 Training

We work with the UK’s leading organisations, providing bespoke training to upskill and prepare people for A job, a Better job, and a Career – its as simple as ABC!

We offer bespoke or accredited course’s, tailoring the process to the employers needs and providing learners with the skills and techniques to help them get a job, career change or simply enhance their knowledge. Since 2018 we have supported over 500,000 people.

Real Courses for Real Jobs

Our courses are delivered in response to local area employment needs, meaning we deliver training to prepare people for the jobs that are available in their local area.

We work with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Combined Authorities across England to enable residents to progress in learning and access the job opportunities that are available. We start with the labour market demands and the jobs that are available, then we work backwards! We speak to our large network of employers to find out what qualifications and skills are needed for someone to successfully do the job. We then develop our training offer to ensure people develop the right skills and behaviours needed to succeed in employment. We work closely with JobCentre Plus, youth organisations, charities and other organisations who support unemployed people within the local community to match people who are unemployed find training and employment!

In 2020 over 60% of learners who did a training course with us moved immediately into employment. Here are just some of the employers we are working with

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Our Delivery

We create and deliver innovative, bespoke employability and skills programmes and have the flexibility to scale up quickly and deliver all across England. We have 14 fixed learning centres in England and have the ability to provide learning from ‘pop-up’ learning centres that we can set up in local communities, from a village hall or local hotel for example, meaning we can offer training in locations that are easy to get to and aligned with the demands of the local area.

Due to Covid-19 we have been able to flip our delivery model so everything is done online, however once restrictions are lifted, we will resume face to face delivery, whilst still offering the option of distance learning and remote education.

As well as giving people the skills needed to gain employment, our courses can also be done by people who are wishing to progress in their current employment, who would like to learn a new skill in their own time, or who people who would benefit from some short, sharp CPD training.

A personal experience – our trained team of friendly tutors will first make sure that the courses are right for you based on what your ultimate goal is, then together you will decide on a suitable plan, timescales and capability to learn – then your learning will start!

Our Training Solutions

Distance Learning (note; Learning Pathways will return to classroom delivery when safe to do so)


We run Traineeship programmes that can help you progress to a full-time job, apprenticeship of further education. A Traineeship gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the sector you are interested in, while also improving your employability skills, English, and maths. The programme can last anywhere from 6 weeks to a year depending on your individual career needs and prior achievements. At the core of the programme is the 70 to 100-hour work experience placement which allows you to gain that all important experience to support your move into employment, an Apprenticeship or Further Education. Click here for more information and to register your interest.

Quick Details: We've delivered courses to 19,000 learners last year. Our achievement rates were 94% versus a national average of 85%. We are the largest provider of Skills Support for the unemployed with 47% of the market. We are also the largest provider of Adult Education Budget funded training. We are a Grade 2 (Good) Ofsted rated provider.

Learning Pathways into Employment

We run courses for unemployed adults, to enhance your skills and chances of getting back into work. These courses are available from entry level to level 2, offering a range of upskilling opportunities, and our flexible delivery models are made to suit both your needs and the needs of the local area. This means you get the most out of each course and boost your chances of employment on completion. Once courses are complete, our support does not end. We have solid links with employers to signpost you into work after completion and can offer multiple progression routes with colleges or universities.

My Skills Network

We run short 4-6-week online courses for anyone who wants to upskill and gain a fully accredited Level 2 certification. Our suite of over 30 free distance learning courses offers the ideal way for you to learn something new – either for personal interest, to help find a job or progress your career. You can develop your knowledge in several areas from business administration to health and nutrition to social care.

Boost your Workplace Skills

We run short online courses through our Learning Plus platform for anyone who wants to keep up in a fast-paced job market. Whether you are looking to take a step up in your career or train in a while new field, we have an extensive range of courses that can help you achieve this. All courses are competitively priced and are available to do online via e-learning. Our suite of over courses through our Learning Plus management system cover a wide range of topics from construction, health and safety and personal licence holder courses to personal development, management development and Microsoft information technology courses.

Workplace skills support for businesses

We run short online courses for organisations through our Learning Plus platform to help reduce costs, increase profits, and consistently achieve complete compliance in evaluations. We help organisations meet regulatory requirements for the delivery, certification, and management of training. Our Learning Plus management system enables you to manage all your training records, site procedures, E-learning and external training records in one place. Courses are fully endorsed and approved by leading UK awarding bodies including CIEH, ROSPA and AIM, giving your workforce the right knowledge and skills to ensure that non-compliance is a non-issue.

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