Knife Free FE

The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) has secured funding from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioners Knife Crime Fund (part of the Home Office Serious Violence Fund) to deliver the ‘Knife Free FE’ Project. Through the project TLC will work with our member colleges to deliver knife crime preventative education sessions to at least 800 vulnerable young people (aged 16-19) across Lancashire, which will address the known underlying causes and drivers of knife crime. The purpose is to educate and prevent young people from feeling the need to carry knives as a weapon and deter them through a known identification of the consequences, therefore driving changes in the attitude and negative behaviors of vulnerable young people studying at our colleges to knife carrying and knife crime.
TLC are looking to commission a provider to design and develop resources which will be used by college staff from our member colleges in delivery of the Knife Free FE Project. The successful provider will also be required to deliver one or more ‘train the trainer’ sessions to introduce college staff to the resource park and provide guidance for its use. For further information on the opportunity please see the TLC Specification for Invitation to Tender for the Project. Please note the deadline date for the tender application process is 12:00 noon on Friday 25th September.  Tender submissions are to be emailed to