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Partnership opportunity: Adult Education Budget

News 23 October 2022

As one of the largest employee-owned public services providers in the UK and Ireland, we’re committed to providing opportunities and support to people from all walks of life and empowering them to shape their own futures.

As a Merlin accredited provider, you can be confident that all our partnerships are established and managed on a foundation of mutual respect, benefit and open, honest communication. We understand that our customers’ needs are best met by constructing strong and diverse supply chains and achieve this by working with hundreds of partner organisations across the skills, employment, health and justice sectors.

We are an Ofsted grade 2 provider, currently delivering Adult Education Budget programmes across several devolved and non-devolved regions. We have been successfully delivering AEB as a Prime contractor within Greater Manchester for the past three academic years and hold a significant budget for National non devolved AEB. To enable us to further develop our offer to support local priorities within the devolved regions, we wish to engage with potential supply chain partners.

We are seeking expressions of interest from:

  • Organisations with current or previous experience of delivering Adult Education Budget programmes, particularly within the Greater Manchester or West Midlands Combined Authority regions.
  • Organisations delivering higher level (levels 2 & 3) sector specific qualifications, specifically in clean growth/green skills, health innovation (life sciences, diagnostics and healthy ageing), advanced materials and manufacturing and digital, creative and media (cyber security, broadcasting, culture and content creation).

Responding to this EOI

Please fully complete and submit this EOI by the closing date of Friday 4th November. Please access the opportunity via our partnership portal or contact our partnerships team at should you have any questions.

Please note, this does not constitute an offer to work with your organisation but is the first stage in our selection process. For organisations successful at EOI stage, we will undertake further due diligence and commercial pricing analysis to make our final selection of partners.