Thousands of adults across Greater Manchester are benefitting from locally funded skills training as devolution of the £92 million Adult Education Budget (AEB).
The AEB, which transfers funding, from central government to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), is supporting tens of thousands of the city-region’s residents every year to develop the skills they need for life and work.
This opportunity will help to ensure that employers can access the skilled workforce needed for businesses across the city-region to grow and thrive.
Pathway Group & GMCA
- Targeted Pro-active Community Outreach – reaching individuals within their local community setting, including pop-up events in local shopping centres across each of the ten local authorities, GP surgeries, libraries, co-location in Jobcentre Plus offices, IAG events at our network of 41 schools targeting parents and carers across GM
- Partner referrals – From our existing network of partners across Greater Manchester including over 20 Housing Associations, and over 100 grass roots Community Organisations
Our delivery partnership will specifically target residents aged 19+ in order to enhance access to Lifelong Learning in the following disadvantaged groups:
Long term unemployed
50+ years of age
Those without basic skills
The purpose of our provision will be to support learners gain, based on need of:
Level 2 or below or a unit of a level 2 or below qualification (excluding basic skills)
Level 3 or above or a unit of a level 3 or above qualification
Who can get support?
You can get our funded support if you are :
Aged over 19
Living in an eligible area of England
Earn less then…
Eligibility criteria applies
Sectors we aim to deliver qualifications to:
Health, Public Services and Care
Engineering and Manufacturing
Retail and Commercial
Preparation for Life and Skills (Functional Skills)