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Enable is the Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills Consortium serving the East Midlands.

Enable is a charity which provides training and education for people who want to start or further their career. We do this through providing opportunities that address local learning, skills and employment needs.

We act as the centre and create connections with member organisations, funding bodies and local, regional and national bodies involved in training, skills and workforce development.

We can split our core work into 5 sections:

  • To provide the framework for voluntary organisations and community groups to deliver learning programmes that meet the needs of learners, the community and national standards.
  • To ensure the voluntary sector makes an effective contribution to national and local targets for learning and skills.
  • To develop the capacity of the sector as providers of learning.
  • To facilitate collaboration, within the VCS and other sectors, to widen participation in learning and increase achievement.
  • To establish a recognised formal channel for involvement and consultation.

What is a consortium?

A consortium is where two or more organisations come together and pool their resources to achieve a common goal.

The word ‘consortium’ originates from the Latin word meaning ‘partnership’.

Enable is a consortium (or partnership) of organisations, mostly from the Voluntary and Community Sector.
We were established to enable voluntary organisations and community groups to effectively engage in the development and delivery of the local learning and skills agenda.

Registered charity number 1105746.