Proud to deliver AEB

Proud to deliver Adult Education Budget in a High-Quality Impactful Way

Introduction by Safaraz, CEO of Pathway Group

Our Adult Education Budget activity is about supporting people into work. We do this by creating trustful impactful, and outcome-led partnerships.

We are a social value business dedicated to changing people’s lives through skills and work in a way that is a win-win for all.

As stated in our recent Matrix assessment in February 2019, we have a “strong collaborative culture” and are “more than just a training provider.

We have the capability and capacity, which has been proven time and time again, to work successfully in a partnership with all sizes of employers and across all business sectors.

Let’s talk :)

– Safaraz Ali


Pathway Group is a leading skills provider with a mission of Changing Lives Through Skills and Work.

For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of supporting individuals through their journey into and during employment delivering qualifications tailored to job outcomes linked to employers.

We exist to encourage and advance employment opportunities by matching the needs of businesses, individuals and communities.

Through our various delivery models, including our successful sector-based work academies and workplace learning activities, we have delivered numerous impactful outcomes to individuals that have delivered gainful and sustainable employment and career enhancement opportunities.

We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to partnerships. We are always open to working hand in hand with service and delivery partners to ensure that we achieve the best results for all our learners, employers and other stakeholders.

We view our partner network as a key component to ensure that we remain lean, agile and responsive, enabling us to obtain the desired outcomes.

We encourage dialogue and conversation with others no matter where you are in your journey as a business.

We would welcome the opportunity to be invited to talk to you further on our ways of working with you, whether it is as straightforward as an end to end subcontractor or via one of our other successful delivery models.

Diversity in Apprenticeships

For too long, apprenticeships have been misunderstood. Unfortunately, people have different thoughts and misconceptions when they hear the word apprenticeship.

We’re committed to removing the stigma and inequalities surrounding apprenticeships. The best people to promote apprenticeships are the apprentices themselves.

Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards Logo

Celebrating Talent & Diversity – The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards recognises British Multicultural Apprentices, their employers and learning providers.

Closing The Diversity Gap in Apprenticeships – For Apprentices by Apprentices, the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance is a Community of Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic Apprentices that aims to change the landscape of apprenticeships, empowering apprentices to develop personally and professionally as championing change within the sector.

We’re an established provider of…

  • Adult Education Budget (AEB)
    • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
    • National Skills Fund
    • D2N2 Region via Nottingham College
    • Adult Skills for Work via Serco
  • European Social Fund (ESF)
    • Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) via Serco
    • Young People Initiatives (NEETs) via Skills Training UK & Workpays
  • Apprenticeships
    • Levy
    • Non-Levy
  • Advanced Learner Loans

2019/20 Highlights

Adult Education Budget

  • 1,727 people engaged
  • 53% of who are of BAME ethnicity
  • 3,463 qualifications achieved 
  • 620 employers engaged
  • Overall Achievement Rate of 97.08%
  • Successfully delivered £2.6M of AEB funding

European Social Fund

  • 933 people engaged
  • 17% of who are of BAME ethnicity
  • 55 employers engaged
  • 2,601 qualifications achieved
  • Overall Achievement Rate of 98.43%
  • Successfully delivered £2.2M of ESF funding


  • 116 apprentices engaged
  • 339 qualifications achieved
  • 80 employers engaged
  • Successfully delivered £400k of Apprenticeship funding

Advanced Learner Loans

  • 640 people engaged
  • 645 qualifications achieved
  • 80 employers engaged
  • Successfully delivered £2M of Advanced Learner Loans funding

Areas of Delivery

We’re located in the Midlands, with North-west and London based Pathway SkillsZone training centres, serving the needs of a national network.

Everything starts with a conversation