Standguide and our supply chain partners deliver the devolved GMCA Adult Education Budget across the Greater Manchester area. Our qualifications are co-funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This means our courses may be fully funded if you are aged 19 or over and live anywhere in Greater Manchester (other eligibility criteria may apply).

Click on any of the qualifications below to download our brochures, or email for more information.

Adult Social Care:




Customer Service:



Management & Team Leading:



Functional Skills:

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):

Skills for Life & Work:

The principle purpose of the Adult Education Budget is to engage adults and provide them with the skills needed for entering and sustaining work, an apprenticeship / traineeship, or other further learning. In Greater Manchester, this means high quality provision that leads to demonstrable improvements in opportunities, positive outcomes for individuals and clear progression pathways for our residents, with a clear line of sight into the local labour market and future economic development opportunities.

Standguide are a ‘Good’ (grade 2) provider. Read our Ofsted report here:

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