We collaborate together to provide skilled workers throughout the health and care system.

Our colleges work with a range of partners including NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and Voluntary and Community groups.

As the Collab Group is a national training network, we are uniquely placed to replicate and deliver innovative training solutions throughout the country. Our colleges' wealth of collective expertise means that we have the insights to deliver real value to benefit employers and individuals alike.

Our colleges offer a broad range of provision ranging from health and social care courses to childcare, end of life care and social work. Collab Group colleges recognise the great challenges that the sector is facing, but also the potential for great opportunities to train and recruit passionate and committed individuals.

The health and social care sector is one of the biggest employers in the UK.

According to the Kings Fund, The NHS employs 1.4 million people whilst social care employs 1.6 million people. With a combined workforce of around 3 million there is always a pressing demand to upskill the existing workforce and to recruit more staff.

In recent years the health and care services have faced considerable challenges brought about by an ageing population and the demand to deliver high standards of care with less money.

Collab Group colleges play an important role in ensuring a "ready to work workforce;" one that is able to provide a vital service to the sector whilst maintaining flexibility. We regularly engage with a broad range of stakeholders from across health and social care to understand employers' needs and to leverage the expertise of our members who provide bespoke training solutions to local providers.

Case Study

Patricia Gumbria

Foundation Degree Health and Social Care

Walsall College

Case Study

Golden Jubilee Foundation

Clinical Support, Administration and Hospitality

West College Scotland

Commercial Offering

Through our network Collab Group is able to utilise the experience and expertise of its leaders to offer services to both public and private sector clients. We can provide large scale delivery of apprenticeships for employers as well as expert consultation services relating to skills and education, including advice and insight on the changes in apprenticeship funding and the impact of the levy. The strength of our member network ensures we can collectively produce meaningful solutions to a range of skills-related issues.