What are the benefits of becoming a member?

TSNLA members deliver all kinds of learning, from first steps through to employment training and Apprenticeships.  As the leading membership association for Third Sector learning providers, joining the TSNLA both brings you closer to that community and helps to strengthen it nationally.

Members receive regular policy updates covering a range of issues that impact on Third Sector learning providers.  These updates include policy developments, information on new funding and planning structures around post-compulsory education, and opportunities to contribute to the development of policy and funding. They also give a wealth of detail around new free resources, opportunities for training and development, and sources of funding.

Members also get the opportunity to participate in a range of funded projects.  Such projects include the Professional Exchange CPD project running through 2016/17 which will develop and share good practice around Continual Professional Development.

What activities have members benefitted from?

  • We support members in accessing continuing professional development through the Education and Training Foundation funded CPD Bursary Scheme
  • We ran a range of free workshops form members on the Prevent terrorism agenda, working with Paul Butler (Adviser on Prevent to the government) and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.
  • We have held regular conferences with Government departments.  In 2015, our conference with BIS entitled “Tackling Economic Disadvantage through Skills - the third sector contribution” was very successful and fed into continuing work around issues of third sector engagement in Area Reviews and LEPS.
  • We continue to strongly represent the VCSE sector at the Skills Funding Agency Advisory Board, the Localism Group and the ESF Advisory Group
  • The TSNLA was a key member of the BIS supported VCSE Forum for Learning and Skills, where we were able to represent sector issues to senior BIS officials responsible for the Localism agenda

 Download a one-page summary of the main benefits of joining the TSNLA