Adult and Community Learning
Main contract details
The Skills & Lifelong Learning Team (S&LL) is undertaking a commissioning exercise to procure and develop Adult Education Budget provision for the residents and workers of the Cheshire East Borough and Cheshire and Warrington LEP areas. Following the economic disruption owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, S&LL wishes to commission learning provision which is primarily aimed at learners:
• seeking employment outcomes, or
• on the route to gaining employment. S&LL encourages applications from those with proven links with the DWP, the Cheshire Job Centre structure, local employers and other providers of similar provisions. S&LL is seeking to commission local providers with excellent local links.
Lot 1: Accredited Learning
Lot 2: Non-accredited learning also known as Community Learning
Accredited learning (Lot 1) will focus on qualifications supporting employability skills, ICT, English and maths particularly those who are most disadvantaged with the aim of enhancing the learners work prospects.
Non-accredited learning (Lot 2) will focus on turning around the lives of local people to enhance their employability, maximising the impact on the social and economic wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, particularly those who are most disadvantaged.
Applicants may apply for funding from either or both Lots.
The available budget is a constraint for the funding available and will not change during the contract term
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From 01/06/2021 13:00 to 01/07/2021 13:00