Useful Information

  • Ofsted inspection report published 16/06/2015 (inspection period 11/06/2015 to 15/06/2015). The overall result was 'Grade 2 - Good' with the Family Learning subject area achieving 'Grade 1 - Outstanding'. The Ofsted report index page for ACLS is here. This specific inspection report is here.
  • ACLS Promotional Video - Please see our video here.



 16/08/2016Nottinghamshire County Council started procurement for delivery of community learning from May 2016 for delivery of the 2016/17 Skills Funding Agency Community Learning Contract. Call Off One was held earlier this year (allocation results available as Allocation - Call-off 1.pdf) and Call Off 2 is due to open shortly. Please note the indicative timeline below:

Deadline TypeDeadline DateDeadline Time (if applicable)
Dynamic Purchasing System (Call Off 2) Deadline22nd August 201612 Noon
Call Off 2 Opportunity Published26th August 2016
Call Off 2 Response Date19th September 2016
Outcome Notification3rd October 2016
Contract Commences7th November 2016 

Please note only organisations which have successfully applied to join the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) by 22nd August 2016 will be able to respond to the Call Off 2 invitation to tender which is due to be issued on 26th August. Organisations which have already successfully applied to join this DPS will be contacted via Due North automatically when the Call Off 2 opportunity is published and do not need to complete another DPS application unless anything has changed since the first application. If you are unclear whether you were successful in a previous DPS application or if you have  any queries about this please contact the Nottinghamshire County Council procurement team via Due North as below.

Nottinghamshire County Council aims to ensure that local people have access to an appropriate range of flexible community learning opportunities that contribute to personal, social, educational and economic development, under key themes of Employability, Health & Wellbeing and Family Learning.

If you have not already registered on Due North then please follow the link as this is the way to access the Community Learning tender documents.

The Service Specification for Call Two 16/17, which will only be available through Due North, makes reference to additional CLASS documents which can be found below:

Please note:  If you have any questions about the procurement process or specification please use the Due North system only to submit questions to the Nottinghamshire County Council Procurement Team. Questions relating to 16/17 procurement cannot be asked or answered using any other method.