Courses for your local community

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

These local partnerships help us deliver what developing communities need and want to continue to flourish and grow.  

We focus on delivering real outcomes for adults to build resilient local communities, developing and strengthening them for future generations to come.

Because of our adult learning funding, our courses are often free to many of our learners (you can find out here about eligibility for individuals).  

Our community links are important to the successful delivery of our face to face and online courses.  Community groups use SPƵվ tutors and staff to help meet local needs, and fulfil community projects. 

Partners across England

SPƵվ work with over 450 partners and community organisations and reach over 28,000 learners every year.

We have over 100 funded education contracts.

They range from large scale projects working with adults facing multiple disadvantages to small projects working with local delivery partners. Regardless of the size, we are with you every step of the way. 

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

Our positive outcomes include:

  • building confidence for life
  • finding work
  • developing pathways into work  
  • mental wellbeing
  • physical health and wellbeing  
  • building active citizenship
  • building vibrant communities

Partners we work with include:

  • community organisations   
  • mayoral combined authority areas 
  • local authorities and colleges   
  • employers   
  • trade unions
  • programme partners  
  • strategic partners who we work with to promote adult education.

Learn more on our existing partnerships page.

By working together, we can help to reach people in the heart of your community and make a difference to those who need it most.   

Our partnership can identify and develop opportunities and progression routes for all adults facing disadvantage, whether that is employability skills, numeracy, English, digital skills, ESOL, or health and wellbeing through to arts and crafts.   

Looking to improve your local area? The SPƵվ can help. Get in touch today.

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