About Us

Cambridge GET Group is an umbrella infrastructure support group for member organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) who offer guidance, employment and training (hence ‘GET’) to unemployed or otherwise disadvantaged people.  Its core activities can be best described by the acronym ‘FAINT’ – Funding, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Training.


Established in February 1989 by a group of 6 organisations and funded by Cambridge City Council, Cambridge GET Group was incorporated in 1998.  It now has 35+ 'Full' Members (VCS organisations) & 10+ 'Associate' Members (non-VCS organisations and statutory bodies eg. FE colleges, City/County/District councils.)  The Company has an elected Board and Members’ meetings are held around every six weeks.


Cambridge GET Group is one of 6 county-based consortia in the Eastern Region, each representing a broad range of Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills providers and partners, which form the Learn East network, together with COVER (Community & Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region.)  Other partners are: Norfolk Unites, Suffolk Learning Consortium, Voluntary Sector Training (Essex), Hertfordshire Training and Development Consortium, The Learning Partnership (Luton and Bedfordshire) – see links under ‘Main menu’.

Learn East provides a single point of contact for stakeholders and prime contract holders to engage with the Voluntary

and Community Sector.



Important dates for your diary:




Next meeting is on: Thursday January 29th, 10am -12.

This meeting will include GET Group AGM.


You can download agenda and previous minutes from 'GET Group agendas' and 'GET Group minutes'.




All meetings are at CHS Group, Endurance House, Histon, CB24 9ZR at 10am






























GET is a company limited by guaranteee

Registered no: 3535522

Registered address: Dee House, Highworth Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 2BQ






Latest News

NEC will be launching its new Level 3 Award in Education and Training, which replaces former PTLLS course, in January 2015.  This will be for anyone delivering training for the first time in the workplace, training college, college, voluntary or community organisation.  The course uses a 'blended learning' approach with on-line resources allowing people to fit studies into their busy working lives.


For further details, see Community Learning and Skills Partnership or contact Judith Kay judith.kay@nec.ac.uk or Carly Mason carly.mason@nec.ac.uk.