Adult Education Budget

We are not currently looking to work with any new sub-contractors at present.

Humber Learning Consortium’s (HLC) Adult Education programme (AEB) is designed to help people aged 19 and over gain the appropriate skills and qualifications to help them find a job or progress into further learning. 

Financed by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), it is for those living in Hull or the East Riding who are unemployed (or low-wage earners over the age of 24), to help them obtain their first level 2 or 3 qualification if they don’t already have one.

The AEB programme consists of high-quality skills training and skills development across a wide range of qualifications and occupational sectors including warehousing, digital, hospitality and catering, sports, construction, and customer service. Maths and English are also available for those who have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 or equivalent.

HLC are working with five partners to deliver this programme across Hull and the East Riding. These partners include, Hull FC Community Trust, RDS Academy CIC, Goodwin Development Trust, Unity in Community and Bridlington Quay.

Due to HLC’s wealth of experience in previously delivering and achieving over 1000 courses, a new contract has been awarded with delivery commencing from the 1st of August 2023.

For further details please contact the HLC’s AEB Team on (01482) 327438 or contact one of the organisations listed below.


Goodwin Development Trust
Goodwin Community Hub, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2LL

Telephone: 01482 587550

Courses: English, Maths, Warehousing.

Hull FC Community Foundation
Hull FC, MKM Stadium, West Park, Hull, HU3 6HU


Courses: Nutrition & Health, Well-being, Customer Service, Employability Skills, Coaching Sport, Volunteering, Sports Leadership.

Hull Business Training
2 Charlotte Mews, Hull, HU1 3BP 


Courses: Employability Skills,

Unity in Community
372 Greenwood Ave, Hull, HU6 8AP

Telephone: 01482 852292

Courses: English, Maths, Digital Skills, Construction, Food Safety, Hospitality and Catering. 

RDS Academy
Old Dock Offices, High Street, Hull, HU1 1HA

Telephone: 01482 228113

Courses: English, Maths, Digital Skills, Construction, Food Safety, Hospitality and Catering. 

Brown Sugar Salons & Training
57 Clarence Street, Hull, HU9 1DH

Courses: Hair and beauty. 


Bridlington Quay
The Key Centre, 2 Quay Road, Bridlington, YO15 2AP


Website coming soon

Telephone: 01262 404100

Courses: English, Maths.

Learner Financial Support

If you or your participant attend a HLC funded AEB course and require financial support, you may be eligible to apply for help.

Support could be in the form of travel expenses or to purchase equipment required to study.

If you or the participant are aged 20+ on the course start date and have a child or children that require childcare, you may be able to apply for the 20+ Childcare Fund.

For more information on the support, including eligibility criteria, please download the following information booklet.


For further information or details about how to apply, please contact the AEB training provider who will be happy to assist.

AEB Learner Support Fund & 20+ Childcare information

Ofsted success

HLC has yet again been awarded the status of a “Good” independent learning provider, following an Ofsted inspection in June 2022.  This follows the same result from Ofsted in 2020, 2015 and 2012.

Whilst the Ofsted inspection focused on the Traineeship provision, all of HLC’s programmes are delivered following similar principles, so many of the themes noted within the report are reflected in all of our programmes and the impact that our provision has on learners overall. 

For more information and to see the report please visit our Ofsted page

Contract manager

Phil Thames

Telephone: 01482 327438

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

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