Adult Education Budget

Supporting adults to gain new skills and qualifications

Some adult training courses can be expensive, however through the Mayor’s devolved Adult Education Budget, you could be eligible for free or part funded training.  

The below list of training providers are all delivering funded adult training courses on our behalf. There are many courses to choose from and by speaking to a training provider of your choice, you may find a course perfect for you without the worry of paying for it.  

Examples of courses are: English, English as a second language, maths, digital skills, construction, engineering, rail engineering, hair and beauty, accounting, horticulture, health and social care or telecomms. 

The Adult Education budget supports adults to increase their skills for those taking their first steps back into learning to achieve the equivalent of GCSE and A-Level qualifications.

Any adult over the age of 19 is eligible for support through the Adult Education Budget. Our training providers will be able to support you in understanding what support you can access.   

In particular the following people are entitled to access free training:  

If you are… 

  • Unemployed and seeking work  
  • Wanting to improve your Maths and English    
  • Earning less than £19,305 per year
  • Wanting to achieve basic digital skills  
  • 19-23 year olds and wanting to achieve your first GCSE or A Level equivalent qualification  

If you do not feel you fit the above criteria, you are still likely to be able to benefit from part-funding. Our training providers will be able to support you in understanding what support you can access. 

Training Providers

Below are a list of training providers in West Yorkshire who offer fully or part funded adult training courses through the Adult Education Budget. 

Aim2Learn
Call: 0113 245 0023
Email: enquiries@aim2learn.org

Back2Work Complete Training Ltd
Call: 0161 474 7603
Email: info@b2wcompletetraining.com

B-Skill Ltd
Call: 0333 900 0690
Email: business@b-skill.com

Potential4Skills
Call: 01757 322017
Email: info@potential4skills.co.uk

CECOS
Call: 020 7359 3316
Email: info@cecos.ac.uk

DIP Batley
Call: 01924 470786
Email: support@dipgroup.net

Learning Curve Group
Call: 01388 777 129
Email: training@learningcurvegroup.co.uk

Pathway First Ltd
Call: 0121 707 0550
Email: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

People Plus Ltd
Call: 0800 345666
Email: customerexperience@peopleplus.co.uk

Realise Learning and Employment Limited
Call: 0333 444 5055
Contact: www.realisetraining.com/contact/

Talented Training
Call: 0113 318 2597
Email: hello@talentedtraining.co.uk

The Portland Training
Call: 0114 205 5515
Email: info@portlandtraining.co.uk

The Skills Network
Call: 01757 210522
Contact: www.theskillsnetwork.com/contact

Think Employment Ltd
Call: 01472 493000
Email: hello@thinkemployment.com

Total Training Provision
Call: 0800 038 5666
Email: info@total-tp.com

Waltham International College Ltd
Call: 0113 350 4405
Email: feadmissions@walthamintcollege.ac.uk

West Yorkshire Learning Providers Ltd
Call: 01274 665454
Email: info@wylp.org.uk

Woodspeen Training Ltd
Call: 01484 429359

Bradford City Council
Call: 01274 432111

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Call: 01422 288001
Email: customer.first@calderdale.gov.uk

Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Leeds City Council
Call: 0113 222 4444

Wakefield City Council
Call: 01924 303302
Email: adulteducationcareers@wakefield.gov.uk

Bradford College
Call: 01274 088088
Email: information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Calderdale College
Call: 01422 357 357
Email: adviceguidance@calderdale.ac.uk

Kirklees College
Call: 01484 437000
Email: info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Luminate
Call: 0113 386 1997
Email: contact@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

Leeds College Of Building
Call: 0113 2226000
Email: info@lcb.ac.uk

Shipley College
Call:  01274 327222
Email: enquiries@shipley.ac.uk

Wakefield College
Call: 01924 789 789
Email: info@wakefield.ac.uk

City Of York Council
Call: 01904 551550

Askham Bryan College
Call: 01904 772277
Email: enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk

Barnsley College
Call: 01226 216 216
Email: omlreception@barnsley.ac.uk

Craven College
Call: 01756 791 411
Email: enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

Northern College
Call: 01226 776000
Email: advice@northern.ac.uk

Selby College
Call: 01757 211000
Email: info@selby.ac.uk

York College
Call: 01904 770100
Email: info@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)
Call: 0300 303 3464
Contact: www.wea.org.uk/contact-us

Our support in action 

In these videos, we talk to Kristina and Tazeem about their career journey and the help they have received from the Adult Education Budget to make that happen.