Adult Education Budget (AEB) Partnership Opportunity

Thousands of adults across Greater Manchester to benefit from locally funded skills training as devolution of the £92 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) moves a step closer.

The AEB, which will transfer from central government to Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) from August, will support tens of thousands of the city-region’s residents every year to develop the skills they need for life and work. Additionally, it will help to ensure that employers can access the skilled workforce needed for businesses across the city-region to grow and thrive.

Interested in Partnering with Pathway Group?

Pathway Group is an AEB lead provider for the Greater London Authority, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the West Midlands Combined Authority and is now seeking to apply to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) to deliver AEB.


As an established skills provider, we have been working in the WYCA region in the last 7 years predominantly in the Bradford Region. We are keen to explore potential subcontracting opportunities with established organisations who have a demonstrable track record delivering skills to meet the priority sectors across all parts of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

Please note that any organisation wishing to become a subcontractor would have to undertake and pass a due diligence process including interview and onsite quality meeting prior to any subcontract being awarded.

Please complete the relevant Expression of Interest form and email your forms to

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