Over 120 years of experience

Founded in 1903, the SPƵվ is a charity and the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

Social justice is at the heart of everything we do.

We deliver adult education to help people develop life skills, work skills, and build their communities.

Partnerships are vital to our mission and we work with over 1000 different organisations.  

Working with different partners helps us bring life-changing adult education to over 28,000 people every year. We partner with a wide range of organisations including:

As a voluntary sector organisation and a charity, we are keen to work with partners across the country. We want to develop opportunities and progression routes for all adults facing in your communities.

A partnership that transforms lives for the better

We teach the skills people need in ways that other providers can't. That's the SPƵվ way. (You can learn more about our approach to learning here).

We offer a holistic approach to adult education. We work directly in communities to reach people that other organisations cannot. 

By partnering with the SPƵվ, you can help ensure that adult education is within reach for everyone who needs it, and need it the most.

A partnership that makes a difference

Together, we can reach people in the heart of your community and make a difference to those learners. 

A list of the types of organisation we work with is on this page, but it is not exhaustive: we are always happy to try and find a product or type of course that accommodates your specific needs.

If you wish to discuss these needs further, then please contact Nick Howard, National Partnerships Manager on 07825 111536, or complete the webform below.

Developing your employees

The SPƵվ offers a unique approach to help you train, recruit and develop your staff.

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Supporting wellbeing

Physical and mental wellbeing is key for success in both organisation and local communities.

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Social prescribing

Social prescribing has positive outcomes for adults who are dealing with challenges. Our courses can be an impactful part of a social prescribing offer.

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Supporting the unemployed

We have long-held successful partnerships with job centres and other organisations that help jobseekers find work.

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Supporting refugees

We work closely with voluntary and community organisations that help refugees to give people the best start in this country.

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Supporting trade unions & union reps

The SPƵվ has a longstanding tradition with trade unions in supporting, developing and educating your members.

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Developing local communities

SPƵվ delivers community learning for adults across both England and Scotland, with the help of our growing network of community partners.

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Support for the disabled

We work in partnership with a variety of organisations that support people with disabilities.

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Supporting independent living

We work with people with learning difficulties and disabilities, care leavers and other adults to help them build the skills and confidence to live independently.

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Supporting recovery & rehabilitation

As an adult education charity, we are keen to work with organisations that support recovery and help people rebuild their lives.

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Existing partners

The SPƵվ works with hundreds of partners every year to bring adult learning within reach for thousands of learners each and every year.

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