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We will fund you to learn if you are aged 19 or older and live in South Yorkshire, so that you can improve your skills, get back to work, remain and progress in work.

It's really important for you to have the necessary skills and qualifications to get ahead in your chosen career path.

Through the Adult Education Budget we support fundamental programmes, including; Maths, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Digital/IT, which will develop your skills no matter what goal you want to achieve.

We also fund full and part-time courses across our region that include; construction, green skills, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, logistics and transport and many other options.

The learning is available in Further Education colleges, training providers, and community organisations and supports you if you are either employed or unemployed. This training opportunity will help you to get the skills you need to find or progress in a job, a Traineeship or Apprenticeship, or continue your journey with further learning.

Check out the links below, find your course and achieve your goals...

Approved Training Providers 2023/24

Back 2 Work Complete Training

Barnsley College

Barnsley Council - Adult Skills and Community Learning

Big Ambitions CIC

Bright Direction Training

Chesterfield College

DN College Group

Doncaster Council

Eden Training Solutions

Empower by Endorphins

Free 2 Learn

Good Work Skills

Longley Park Sixth Form College



RNN Group

Sheffield City Council


The Construction Skills People

The Northern College for Residential Adult Education

The Sheffield College

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)

Case studies

Candidates from across South Yorkshire have agreed to share their experience of the programmes they've completed, funded by the Adult Education Budget in South Yorkshire. Read their stories below.