Working with sub-contractors

Learn Devon is committed to working in partnership with sub-contractors, in order to plan and increase the range of delivery, opportunities for engagement and support for learning. This will:

  • Ensure there is a coherent framework for planning and delivering adult learning, to which all local providers can contribute. This encompasses learning for all purposes, whether personal, community development or vocationally-related learning as well as tutor-led and independent study. It also covers all groups of learners, particularly those who are traditionally under-represented in adult learning

  • Build the capacity of local communities to develop and deliver their own high-quality lifelong learning provision. Learn Devon will support and fund provision within the local community and voluntary sector, in appointed locations to help develop approaches and systems which will deliver quality adult learning. We will be proactive in identifying organisations likely to benefit from this support, based on an annual plan for the geographical locations targeted for development.

This supported provision will be complementary and supplementary to that which organisations are already able to deliver and will allow them to expand their learning offer and to have access to Quality Assurance systems.

Our full sub-contracting policy can be found here 


Sub-contracting Agreement

When working with Learn Devon, sub-contractors comply with an agreement which states how we work together .


Opportunities for sub-contracting

Learn Devon is seeking applications from training providers, who would be able to deliver  any of the following projects, all of which aim to support the local communities of Devon:

It is anticipated that each project will be valued at approximately £10,000. Organisations can seek to deliver more than one project and Learn Devon may award more than one project in each category.

Full details of the specifications can be found by clicking on the links above.

We are seeking initial expressions of interest   from suitable parties. To allow for further applications, the deadline has been extended to 12 February 2018. All projects will run from February onwards with delivery ending prior to 31 July 2018.

All organisations must comply with our sub-contracting agreement.

Please send expressions of interest to 

If you have any queries please contact 

Sub-contracting Activity

Learn Devon is moving to a Dynamic Purchasing System. It is anticipated that this will be in place and open for more work for the beginning of the next financial year (2018-2019) with contracts commencing in the academic year 2018-2019.

Learn Devon carries out sub-contracting work with a number of partners. Details of activity in previous academic years can be found below