Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities service receives an annual grant from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), of which a proportion is used to commission Adult learning, from mainly Third Sector providers to deliver in their communities.
The purpose of Community Learning is to develop the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience of adults of different ages and backgrounds in order to:
- progress towards formal learning or employment and/or
- improve their health and well-being, including mental health, and/or
- develop stronger communities
The service is currently seeking potential providers to join its Adult Learning in Community Settings Pseudo-Framework. Organisations can join the Pseudo-Framework, and become an approved bidder for contracts, via YORtender.
The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 14 June. Organisations need to be registered on theProContract procurement portal in order to apply to join the Pseudo-Framework.
Contracts are estimated to run until July 31 2023.
Non-regulated – Potential providers must provide a response that will deliver AEB adult learning courses that will respond to the identified local need.
Regulated – Potential providers must provide a response that will deliver AEB adult learning courses that will respond to the identified local need. Regulated AEB adult learning courses up to and including Level 2 in Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital qualifications, ESOL, Youth Work and Conservation and Horticulture.