LTE group:
Learning, Training, Employment

LTE group has been created in response to the unique challenges facing our sector. With the changing landscape of further education, we are focused on changing the way we work to allow us to better respond to the skills requirements and economic needs of our communities. Through LTE group we are able to support and shape the development of how education and skills are delivered at a local, regional and national level.

LTE group is driven by a strong social mission and is committed to improving lives and economic success, reinvesting for the public good as a not-for-profit organisation. Our Group structure enables each organisation to be focused on its own learners, customers, colleagues and stakeholders, supported by the professional shared services that operate directly within LTE group. It offers the potential for expansion and further growth.

The transfer of specialist knowledge facilitated by our Group structure makes us a leading commentator on sector policy and enables expertly curated knowledge-sharing with our stakeholders. It enables us to plan with confidence and look forward as a thought leader in our sector.

Our new Group aims to become the ‘go to’ organisation and leading authority in the sector for learning, training and employment. We have been listening to our learners, our colleagues, policy makers and to you, our stakeholders and customers. We have been listening, learning and sharing knowledge. That’s what LTE group is all about.

A unique set of challenges has led to the creation of a unique group of organisations.

— John Thornhill, Chief Executive

Our History

From our humble early origins in Manchester, the north west and across the UK; in classrooms, homes, workplaces and prisons, we have joined together to provide education, training and employment opportunities for the 21st century.

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Executive Team

Our Executive Team brings a breadth of experience and expertise. Their remit is to drive LTE group to excel in its mission and outcomes for our learners, working closely with stakeholders, colleagues and communities.

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Our Mission

To improve lives and economic success through learning and skills.

Our visions

Further Education: ‘The leading college for progression and employability.’

Higher Education: ‘A leading provider of flexible, affordable, career-relevant, university education.’

Novus: ‘The UK leader and innovator in offender learning, skills and employability.’

Apprenticeships and Employer Training: ‘A leading provider of regional and national employer training.’

MOL: ‘Leaders in Outstanding Professional Development.’

Our Values

As an organisation, we share a common set of values across everything we do. These help to define who we are and how we behave.


We are honest, trustworthy and open.

One Team

We collaborate, respect each other and contribute to team goals.

Always improving

We are forward-thinking, we innovate and take ownership.

Can do

We are positive, inclusive, flexible and proactive.


We take a long-term view, environmentally, financially and socially.

Meet the Team

Meet some of the people working across our six organisations, from marketing, finance and IT to facilities, HR and curriculum.

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Latest Annual Reports

Financial Statements 2018


Gender Pay Gap Report 2018


Trade Union Facility Publication Report 2018/19