Welcome To Essex Provider Network

The Essex Provider Network has been set up with the specific aim of providing a single voice for all Essex based learning and training providers including Further Education Colleges with a focus on work-based learning. There are a significant number of provider networks across the country and with changes within the sector, developments within the LEPs and an on-going large percentage of skills based funded provision being delivered by providers from outside of the region, we believe that there has never been a more important time for Essex based providers to work together collaboratively, in building a strong and sustainable network.

The network already has a strong core membership of both independent training providers and Colleges and has also received backing and support from key agencies, including the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Association of Employment and Learning Providers, Department of Works and Pensions, Local Authorities and OFSTED. Our aim is to become a strong as possible and to achieve this we need to widen and maximise participation for all Essex providers to become involved.