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Learn Ealing
Learn Ealing is part of Ealing Council. We have many years of experience in delivering courses for individuals, employers and communities in Ealing. Our latest Ofsted inspection in February 2020 demonstrates that we continue to be a good provider.

Every learner is important to us. We are committed to supporting your personal and professional development and enhancing your learner experience.

Our team can give you help and advice on your career options, on progressing to further studies and can advise and support with placements.

We work closely with many services within the council, including public health youth and connexions, employment and skills, arts, heritage and libraries, housing and facilities management.

We are working with over 25 partners in the local community. We also work with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College by signposting learners to appropriate courses to help them access provision and progress.

How we are funded
Learn Ealing receives funding from Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to deliver adult and community learning courses linked to employment and skills in Ealing. ESFA has clear priorities and guidelines on which types of learning should be prioritised by adult and community learning providers such as Learn Ealing.

We only receive funding for learners who meet the eligibility criteria. The information we ask from learners on the enrolment form is required by the ESFA. We also need to provide evidence that learners have individualised learning plans. In addition, we have to comply with requirements by Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework.

Our priorities
Learn Ealing both works to help meet council priorities as well as the priorities set out by the Education Skills Funding Agency, who funds us. Learn Ealing contributes to the following two out of three council priorities:

By creating the right conditions for economic growth, enhancing opportunities for local people, providing affordable, high quality housing and helping young people to achieve at school and compete in the labour market.

Improving public health through early intervention and prevention. In particular, to support residents with physical and mental health issues to be as independent as possible.
Recent London wide area reviews of adult and community learning (ACL) has recommended that ACL prioritises learning for those who are furthest away from work, need basic skills, live in deprived areas, have poor physical or mental health, are older and lack rich social contacts, have a disability or need to retrain.
We are keeping a rich offer of lifelong learning for all. However, we have prioritised the following types of courses:

Basic skills such as functional skills English and Maths and ESOL
Learning for work, employability and professional development such as IT, CV and job search skills, as well as specific qualifications including in childcare, support teaching and learning and health and  safety related courses
Learning for families including family language literacy and numeracy courses and wider family learning including some new homework clubs
Health, wellbeing and personal development – these courses include arts, crafts and textiles as well as physical exercise classes in yoga, pilates and TaiChi, mindfulness and philosophy
Learning for independent living – these are courses we provide with partners and are directed at local residents in day care settings.

Council plan
Ealing Council’s plan sets our vision and strategy for the next four years and our ‘promises’ to focus on the priorities of our residents and businesses:

– Creating good jobs – creating good quality jobs in Ealing and making it easier to find jobs, retrain and develop new skills for growth sector employment
– Tackling the climate crisis – keeping Ealing clean and green and ensuring the borough we build is sustainable
– Fighting inequality – creating a borough where we work hard to address inequalities in all forms so no-one is left behind in terms of achieving their potential.

Employment help
Whether you’ve lost your job during the pandemic, been made redundant or you are looking for a new job, Work Ealing can help you with finding sustainable work or just making the right career choices.

Tel: 020 8825 8486
Email: workealing@ealing.gov.uk

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