Community Learning in Partnership | CLIP

At CLIP we’re focused on helping you to achieve your goals.
We were founded in 1995 by Janet Farr as a training organisation specialising in skills for the voluntary sector and the community. And in 2022, we became a part of Acis Group, whose homes and services help people to lead better lives across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Widening participation

For over 30 years we’ve been working to widen participation in learning by people from rural, coastal and isolated communities. We work, with equal commitment, with young people aged 16-18 years who have under-achieved at school and with adults who are looking to refresh their skills – for personal development, family, higher education or work. CLIP is also committed to supporting people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Our Centres

CLIP now works with over 2000 learners a year and has over 40 staff and tutors. Most of our work is located in our community learning centres in Mablethorpe, Market Rasen and Gainsborough.

The centres are open to all – pop in and see us!


Occasionally we partner with other organisations to broaden our offer and coverage. For this, we charge a management fee of 15%-20%. This information is provided as required by the Government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Rated Grade 2 – Good by Ofsted

Most of the programmes are publicly-funded and therefore open to quality inspection by Ofsted and other bodies. We were inspected in October 2017 gaining a Grade 2 – Good.

Our offer

We have a wide range of opportunities available including:

  • Study Programmes for 16-18s including work preparation, personal/social skills, Maths and English, which we call Flare
  • Community Learning for interest and personal development in a wide range of subjects both for skills and for wellbeing
  • Accredited courses in a variety of vocational areas
  • Employment and work-related skills for people looking for work
  • English and Maths from Entry Level to GCSE
  • Support and skills for people recovering from and living with mental health problems
  • Teacher training

Giving back to the Community

CLIP is a social enterprise incorporated as a Community Interest Company (CIC). We seek to employ social entrepreneurial skills – garnering resources and opportunities for the benefit of the community

Organisational Information
Status: Community Interest Company (CIC)
Company number: 6805136
Registered address: 8 Queen Street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3EH
Phone number: 01673 843489