About Us

Meet the Team

Meet the team and find out more about the Adult Learning Service in Suffolk.

Our Adult Learning Service Team:

Andy Mawby – Adult Learning Service Manager, Children and Young People’s Services
Email: andrew.mawby@suffolk.gov.uk

Lyndsey Hessey – Deputy Adult Learning Service Manager, Children and Young People’s Services.
Email: lyndsey.hessey@suffolk.gov.uk.

Wing-Yu Ho – MIS Manager, Children and Young People’s Services
Email: wing-yu.ho@suffolk.gov.uk

Kathy Simpson – Into Work & Adult Learning Contracts Manager
Email: kathy.simpson@suffolk.gov.uk

Caroline Elgood – Adult Learning Quality Manager
Email: caroline.elgood@suffolk.gov.uk

Our Adult Learning Service Board Members

Rebecca Hopfensperger – SCC Councillor – (Chair)

Adrian Orr – Assistant Director Education, Skills & Learning

Michael Gray – Head of Skills

Julia Nix OBE – East Anglia District Manager, DWP

Mike Dawe – Further Education

Phil Page – Further Education

Our Vision

Adult Learning Funding and Providers

Suffolk County Council has a contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to provide a range of accredited and community learning opportunities for adults aged 19 years and over.

We subcontract to a range of local providers and offer a variety of courses designed to help improve your well-being, learn and improve new skills, or move towards employment.

For further details please see our:

Adult Learning Service Strategy 2021 – 2024: Please view our Strategy here

Supply Chain Policy for further details: 2023-24 Supply Chain Policy (pdf)

Accountability Statement 2024-25: 2024-25 ALS Accountability Agreement Statement (pdf)

If you would like to apply to be a provider for the Adult Learning Service please contact: learnsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk

Our Impact

In 2022-2023 we achieved:

4266  Enrolments

93%   Retention Rate

98%   Pass rate

90%   Achievement Rate

Our Policies and Reports

Ofsted Report – We are extremely proud of what we offer, and this was recognised by Ofsted in 2024 with our ‘Good’ rating. Read the report on the Ofsted website: Ofsted Reports .

SAR – 2022-23 – The Self Assessment Report for Suffolk County Council Adult Learning Service. Read the 2022-23 Self Assessment Report. Supporting Data and Learner participation Maps can be found in the document entitled “2022-23 SCC Adult Learning Service Self Assessment Report_v.1_Appendix.” This document is available on request by contacting learnsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk.

Highlighting Our Impact Report – Please read the Highlighting Our Impact Report for more information on Case Studies, learner feedback and progression.

SCC Adult Learning Service Course Fee and Pound Plus Information. Read the 2023-24 Course Fees and Pound Plus Information