Subcontracting 2024-2025


Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) wishes to commission provision to support local voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver learning opportunities to targeted priority groups of residents. Any organisation that receives funding from SAFL will be classed as a subcontractor.  

Important update. Subcontracting Programme 2024/2025  Now Open

Stage Date
Release of the 2024-2025 learning offer 13th May 2024
Invitations to submit applications for delivery to commence from August 2024 13th May 2024 - 7th June 2024
Notification of results from Project Appraisal Panel 28th June 2024
Contracts awarded  W/C 1st July 2024

Application Process for the Partnership Delivery 2023 - 2024

All applications for funding will be received using the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council procurement process. If you are interested in submitting an application, please complete an application form available from the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council procurement web page

To access the full specification and application form, organisations will need to be registered on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council procurement system

Key Dates: Applications

Please note: Applications will be approved subject to sufficient funds being available. Projects can be short or long but all activity must be completed by 30th June 2025

Community Learning Specification and Guidance

Learner Fees Policy

Our courses are subsidised by the West Midlands Combined Authority. The fee quoted in the prospectus or on our course finder, is the learner’s contribution towards the cost of the courses. We are aware of the current economic situation and many of us will be affected by changing circumstances. In these difficult financial times we believe that our competitive fee pricing compares very favourably with other colleges and learning providers in the area.

Tuition Fees are based on £3.50 per guided learning hours.

In addition, some exam-based courses may require a registration fee and/or exam fee. For some practical courses you may need to buy some materials or tools.

Fee Discounts and Remission

Fee discounts for those on JSA/ESA/Universal Credit or active benefits will apply. Literacy and Numeracy courses including Family Literacy Language and Numeracy throughout the service continue to be FREE.

See our Policy Document below for full details

Information to download

Supplier Charges - West Midlands Combined Authority Subcontractors

Fees & Concessions Policy