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COVID-19: update 9th November 2020

Despite England entering a second national lockdown on 5th November 2020, there are some critical differences from an education and training standpoint, compared to the lockdown in Spring.

This time, the government advises that the provision of education should continue. In the case of delivery to young people, this should remain on a face-to-face basis, where it is safe to do so.  With regard to adult learning, the new guidance states that “adult education settings should consider moving to increased levels of on-line learning where possible”.

The new national guidance (issued 5th November 2020) can be found here.

Over the past 6 months, HLC and our partners have successfully developed a blended approach to delivery, combining effective virtual learning, with additional face-to-face contact where necessary. You can view a number of good practice examples in our regular e-bulletin:

As has been the case since March, HLC remains fully operational and we are conducting business as usual during normal office working hours, Monday to Friday. To get in touch with us, simply use the email address for your regular HLC staff contact. If you are unsure who that is, drop us a line at and we will ensure the relevant staff member contacts you. HLC staff members are also able to deal with enquiries and issues, as required, via Zoom video meetings.

Thank you for your continued support.

Andy Crossland

Chief Executive

Humber Learning Consortium

About Us

At Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) we are passionate about learning. We believe that voluntary and community organisations are best placed to work with hard-to-reach learners and make a positive difference to their lives and aspirations.
Below data taken from 2017/18 SAR report.
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Traineeship - Success Rate

Over 80% of our Traineeship learners have successfully achieved the programme

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Talent Match - Increased Confidence

Over 75% of Talent Match Humber participants increased their confidence, 19% higher than national average

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Community Grants - Achievement Rate

Over 98% of Community Grants 4 learners achieved between August 2016 and July 2018

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HLC Learners/Participants in 2017/18

More than 5900 learners/participants have benefited from HLC funded provision

Our Impact

We have an absolute commitment to disadvantaged learners and a strong focus on the development of our delivery partners. 
Below data taken from Community Grants 4 learner survey, 2016-2019.
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