Cheshire East Skills and Lifelong Learning team

Employment skills and community learning

We deliver and work with local organisations to create learning opportunities, courses and classes. Our own team of tutors deliver maths, English, employability and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

As a team we deliver a range of courses from accredited vocational programmes to practical life skills courses that widen participation in learning. See the Education and Skills Funding Agency to find out more about how we fund these courses.

Below are details from our partner agencies with regards to their provisions.

Our partners:

  • Cheshire Learning Partnership - Run 'Work Clubs' for those seeking employment, as well as qualifications and courses on topics such as ECDL, Cookery, Construction, Completing Application Forms and Interview Skills
  • Macclesfield Disability Information Bureau -  Deliver courses and qualifications such as Using a computer keyboard, Using the internet, Word Processing Software
  • VITA Skills - Offer qualifications in Beauty Services and Foster Care
  • Workers' Educational Association - Teach Sign Language and Lip Reading skills
  • Wishing Well - Offer opportunities to re-engage with learning by offering courses such as Reiki, First Aid, Assertiveness, and Life Skills
  • Macclesfield College - Provides a wide range of adult professional, community and employability courses, Apprenticeships and 16 to 19 study programmes in a wide range of subject and vocational areas
  • SUSO (Speaking Up Speaking Out) - Deliver a wide range of accessible training for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs to improve skills, opportunities and well-being for all

  • Create and Develop Career Solutions - Deliver a range of accredited qualifications including Customer Service, Food Safety in Catering, Warehousing and Storage Skills and Construction (CSCS card) as well as Introduction to Emergency First Aid session
    in the local community

The council uses sub-contracted delivery as its main method of delivering adult education. This policy applies to all sub-contractors paid for by the Education and Skills Funding Agency Adult Education Budget that the council manages on its behalf.

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