Adult Education Budget & Traineeships

European Social Fund

Who we are funded by:

AEB and Traineeships are co-financed by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) the European Social Fund (ESF).

Programme duration:

AEB was awarded to HLC in 2014 is currently ongoing.

HLC has held the Traineeship contract since 2013 and is currently ongoing.

What is the Adult Education Budget?

AEB consists of 2 programmes, Classroom Learning and Traineeships 19-24.  We sub-contract these programmes to training providers in the Yorkshire and Humber areas.

Classroom Learning programme consists of single accredited courses, Inc. Maths, English and Team Leading.

Please see below for information regarding Traineeships.

Who is the Adult Education Budget for?

This for people living in the Yorkshire and Humber area.

It is designed to help those who are unemployed and aged 19 or older into paid employment, an Apprenticeship or further learning through accredited courses. 
Those in employment already are also eligible for Classroom Learning funding but only to study maths or English where they do not already hold a qualification in these subject areas.

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are designed to help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have appropriate skills or experience. 

This programme consist of a high-quality work experience placement with an employer. Work preparation including team building, interview techniques is also included. Maths and English will also be available for those who have not yet achieved a GCSE A-C or equivalent in these subjects.

In addition to these basic elements training providers may also deliver accredited courses such as CCTV operator and door supervisor.

Traineeships typically lasts 2-6 months.

Who is Traineeships for?

Traineeships are for individuals living in the Yorkshire and Humber area aged 16 to 24.

This programme is for those who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

An individual must be unemployed with little or no work experience, who have the potential to move into paid employment, an Apprenticeship or further learning within 6 months of completing the Traineeship.

Delivery partners

We have worked with 13 training providers on the Classroom Learning programme since 2014 and over 740 learners. Accredited courses include maths, English, team leading, CCTV operator and door supervisor.


We have worked with 13 training providers and over 740 young people on the Traineeship programme since 2013.751


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AEB Success Rate

Over 76% of learners achieved their programme

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Traineeship Success Rate

Almost 81% of trainees achieved the programme

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Attendance Rate

Attendance rates for AEB and Traineeships exceeded 90%

Data taken from the Self-Assessment Report 2017/18 .

Ofsted success

The Humber Learning Consortium and it’s partners successfully achieved a grade 2 and are considered a ‘Good Provider’ by Ofsted in May 2012 and October 2015 for AEB, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

To access the reports please visit the official Ofsted website.


Contract manager

Phil Thames

Telephone: 01482 327438, option 1

For funding enquiries please visit the What’s happening page.

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