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COVID-19: update 24th March 2021

Since 8th March 2021, post-16 learning provision has been able to return to face-to face delivery. Testing is seen as key to the effective and safe return of learners, however over the past weeks Independent Training Providers (i.e., HLC & partners) have been awaiting clarity and further instruction from UK govt. re: testing arrangements. 

At present community-based testing is available for post-16 learners and delivery staff via local authorities. Details of these have been circulated in our latest newsletter. If you require further advice or support please do not hesitate to contact your HLC Contract Manager or staff team.

On our ESFA-based mainstream provision, partners should start receiving testing kits from the week commencing 29th March and we will be liaising with the relevant partners about this over the next couple of weeks.   

Over the past year, HLC, our partners, and learners have adapted well to remote teaching, learning, and support. To enhance this, we have a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for partners to use when delivering HLC-funded programmes. If this is of interest, please contact your relevant HLC contract manager for more details.

A number of good practice examples showcasing partners’ on-line / remote learning and support can be viewed in our regular e-bulletin:

As has been the case since March 2020, 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.

The main switchboard 01482 327438 is also operating Monday to Friday (10am to 3pm). HLC staff members are also equipped to deal with enquiries and issues, as required, face-to-face 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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