Open Door Adult Learning Centre  


We are now closed for the summer recess. Please note that our academic year came to a close on Friday 6th July 2018.

Situated in the heart of an inner city housing estate, the Centre has been established in the south east of the city for over 25 years. In the early years the Centre functioned as a drop-in centre and more recently has progressed to being an independent and voluntary sector provider of adult education.

Our subcontractors are:

MaTReC at (UKPRN 10004192)

Swarthmore Education Centre at (UKPRN 10006458)

Telephone Terry on 07421 705043 for more information.

During 2016/17 the actual levels of funding paid and retained for each of our subcontractors is as follows: 2016/17 Annual funding paid Annual funding retained:

Manor Training and Resource Centre (AEB - see SFA message below)

(DLSF) £ 18,787.24 - retained £Nil

Swarthmore Education Centre (AEB - see SFA message below)

(DLSF) £ 27,618.71 - retained £Nil

(24+ LL) £ 44,835.60 - retained £Nil

(ASL) £ 25,280.00 - retained £Nil

SFA message - "The SFA funding rules for 2016 to 2017 included a change of process for publishing that year’s actual fees and charges. Instead of asking providers to publish these on their website, all providers of adult education and training that had ’provision subcontracting’ last year must tell us the actual level of funding paid and retained for each of their subcontractors. We will publish this information in a single location on"


Supply Chain Management

We work with two subcontractors (Manor Training and Resource Centre in Sheffield and Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds) in delivering our Skills Funding Agency contract. Should we subcontract with any new provider, our supply chain management fee will be 20% initially, with a decreasing sliding scale based upon performance and quality of delivery. If current subcontractors success and retention rates fall below acceptable levels, they will be relegated to a "new provider" status, with subsequent imposition of a 20% supply chain management fee. The supply chain fees policy is HERE



We are now closed, our academic year came to a close on Friday 6th July 2018.

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IAG statement of service
Open Door Adult Learning Centre has an ethos of “removing barriers to learning’ that is delivered through:

  • discrete provision (SFA contracts)
  • information advice & guidance (IAG) activities that are embedded within learning and employment related services

Effective IAG is essential for enabling individuals to take responsibility for their life choices and progress in learning and work. Good careers advice is vital if people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. Open Door Adult Learning Centre is committed to ensuring that everyone who accesses our services are supported in making informed choices about their future.
Our IAG mission

  • we will ensure service users understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed in getting and keeping a job
  • we will signpost clients onto the most appropriate service, impartially
  • we will keep up to date information on all relevant and local service providers
  • we will use career and local labour market information to inform our services, ensuring our provision is relevant and supports individual progression
  • our curriculum based learning will be linked to careers advice and guidance, ensuring our offer meets learner needs and the demands of employers
  • where there is sufficient demand, a dedicated careers professional will be invited into our Centre to deliver training and information for clients
  • we will advise on work experience opportunities to help explore career opportunities and expand networks
  • all service users will have access to good quality information and advice around future learning and labour market opportunities
  • our staff will be suitably trained to deliver our services and support diverse needs, and will access all CPD activities to maintain high standards
  • where appropriate, we will follow-up on referrals made by our IAG staff.
  • we will tailor our services to meet individual needs, fully embedding equality and diversity considerations

Success measures

  • staff observation reports
  • quality reviews
  • staff qualification and skills matrix
  • monitoring of files
  • retention rates
  • success rates (achievement, job sustainability, increased confidence to learn and develop)





Open Door Adult Learning Centre is committed to equality of opportunity, removing the barriers which may prevent people from participating in, or benefiting fully, from education. Please enquire to the Centre for more information.

Company No: 06563619
Charity No: 1124168
Registered in England
Open Door Adult Learning Centre

Contact: Terry McHale
Telephone:07421 705043