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

We are a charity which provides training and education for people who want to start or further their career. We do this by providing opportunities in local learning, skills and employment needs.

Enable creates connections with member organisations, funding bodies and local, regional and national bodies involved in training, skills and workforce development.

We split our core work into 5 sections:

  • Providing frameworks for voluntary organisations and community groups to deliver learning programmes that meet the needs of learners, the community and national standards.
  • Ensuring the voluntary sector makes an effective contribution to national and local targets for learning and skills.
  • Develops the capacity of the sector as providers of learning.
  • Facilitates collaboration, within the VCS and other sectors, to widen participation in learning and increase achievement.
  • Establishes a recognised formal channel for involvement and consultation.

For more information about the people who work at Enable and the roles we do within the charity, check out our Meet the Team blog post. We are quite the friendly and personal bunch and would love for you to get to know us better!

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.

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Sub Contracting and Fees Policy

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Registered charity number 1105746.