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Partnership Opportunities

We are looking for experienced partners with a strong track record delivering high quality skills programmes.

Adult Education Budget

  • Indicative Lot value: £4 million per year
  • Subcontractor opportunities: up to a max contract value of £400,000
  • Geographical coverage: North of Tyne (Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside local authority areas)
Ixion (part of the Shaw Trust Group) has an excellent existing track record in the delivery of Skills training across the North of Tyne, including ESFA funded Adult Education Budget (AEB), Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Advanced Learner loans and Skills Support for the Unemployed We are looking for likeminded organisations from the public, private and third sector that share our vision and values to partner with us for the AEB opportunity in the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) area.
NTCA wants to see more of its employed residents (of all ages) progressing in employment. NTCA would like to see organisations focus on a curriculum which delivers a programme based on the progression needs of individual residents, clearly linked to the employment opportunities available in the area, supporting those Low paid low skilled workers and Increasing Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications across the Sector Subject Area codes of:
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technology
We require partners that:
  • Have an effective, existing local footprint of skills delivery, supporting both Employers, Individuals and Communities
  • Deliver strong positive progression outcomes for learners 
  • Are well experienced in career development for individuals in work to help them progress into/within better paid more secure employment
  • Deliver proven innovative training provision and skills solutions
If you would like to partner with Ixion (Part of the Shaw Trust Group) then please complete our Expression of Interest by the 5pm on Thursday the 28th November 2019
Please feel free to share this with any relevant partner organisations or networks you may feel would want to be made aware and If you have any queries, please contact the partnership team at