Adult and Community Learning Contract

Adult and Community Learning Contract

Cheshire East Borough Council.

Cheshire East Borough Council
Adult and Community Learning
Cheshire East Lifelong Learning is undertaking a commissioning exercise to procure and develop Adult Learning for the residents of the borough. This is an opportunity for organisations to submit funding bids and proposals for projects and programmes which are aligned to the priorities set by CE LL and match the needs of local people, communities and families.
The purpose of Government funded Community Learning is as follows:
·      Maximise access to community learning for adults, bringing new opportunities and
improving lives whatever people’s circumstances.
·      Promote social renewal by bringing local communities together to experience the joy of learning and the pride that comes with achievement.
·      Maximise the impact of community learning on the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Cheshire East Lifelong Learning (CE LL) Mission Statement:
To enable people to develop new and emerging skills, to progress at work, at home  and at leisure, to create an aspirational and encouraging environment in order to enrich lives, communities and the economy of the borough of Cheshire East.

    • We commission adult learning provision at a variety of local community and college venues
    • We inspire families to learn together through Family Learning
    • We enable adults to improve their maths and English through Skills for Life courses
    • We support partner organisations to ensure effective delivery of learning

Learner eligibility criteria are in accordance with Skills Funding Agency rules found at www.skillsfundingagency.bis.go

    • Learners must be aged 19 or above, although the lifelong learning team may be able to apply for exceptions to this for specific family learning programmes.
    • All learners must have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.
    • All Cheshire East funding is targeted at learners within the borough, a ‘reasonable’ number of learners from other areas will be accepted. The proportion of learners from outside the borough is monitored for each project.

There are five main areas of provision required:
Lot 1: Personal and Community Development Learning – Fee Charging
Lot 2: Widening Participation
Lot 3: Formal First Step (non-accredited)
Lot 4: Formal First Step (accredited)
Lot 5: Adult Skills Budget (accredited awards/certificates up to level 2)

Ms Kathryn Topham
Email Address:
Emperor Court
Electra Way
United Kingdom
Key Dates
26/03/2012 12:00
10/05/2012 17:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)