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.




Pre Market Engagement Event Thursday 12th May 2016:
Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) will be procuring delivery of community learning from May 2016 for delivery of the 2016/17 Skills Funding Agency Community Learning Contract. NCC 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 and Wellbeing and Family Learning. The NCC Procurement Team and CLASS will be holding a pre market engagement event on Thursday 12th May starting at 13:30 and ending at 15:30 in the Talbot Suite, Rufford Mill. The event will outline the procurement process for Community Learning for 16/17. Booking essential via


2016/17 Update:
The CLASS management team is currently reviewing 16/17 Funding rules and related ESIF guidance documents to prepare for the 16/17 commissioning round.  At this stage we can confirm that the total available funding for 2016/17 will be the same as in 2015/16.  However as previously outlined, the intention is to introduce  an element of direct delivery within our offer. As soon as the current ‘in year’ commissioning process has been finalised and evaluated, work will begin on the 2016/17 commissioning round. We anticipate publication of tender documents by the end of April, with an end of May return date, to enable all applicants to be notified of the outcome by the end of June. Please note that details of the above proposals are subject to sign off by the relevant NCC and Inspire Governance boards and further details will be confirmed as soon as they are available.