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.

Established in 2001, HLC acts as partnership hub for learning and skills providers across the Humber and Yorkshire. We provide a “single port of call” so that funders can engage efficiently and effectively with our delivery partners and in particular (but not exclusively) with voluntary organisations.

Through a partnership approach, HLC strengthens the learning and skills supply chain, developing and supporting our delivery partners so they can access and deliver contracts that would ordinarily be out of their reach. We are more than just a fund manager though. We have a fundamental commitment to disadvantaged learners and an exceptional focus on the development of our delivery partners.

HLC’s partnership approach has made us one of the region’s most successful ESF learning and skills providers.

Our current product and service portfolio includes:

  • Management of contracts on behalf of our delivery partners
  • Quality improvement advice and support (Common Inspection Framework / OFSTED)
  • Data management services
  • Continuing professional development
  • E-marketing services



Humber Learning Consortium has been officially recognised as a "Healthy Place" by North East Lincolnshire Council and awarded the "Bronze Award".  


InspireMe is a fully funded service brought to you by Aspire-igen, ESF, ESFA and the Humber Regional LEP