The Collab Group network covers the whole of the UK, with members as far North as Fraserburgh and as far South as Bournemouth. Our members make a positive impact on their communities and the lives of their students. Collab Group colleges provide supportive environments for learners and form partnerships with employers to deliver high-quality skills training.
Collab Group colleges are large and diverse, technically and professionally focused, and have ambitious apprenticeship schemes. They are entrepreneurial and employer-facing. Crucially, they prepare their students for successful careers and help get them into work.
Collectively, Collab Group colleges represent over 600,000 learners, more than 30,000 workers, and support over 50,000 apprentices each year.
Collab Group colleges, using our UK wide collective capability, work with civic and business communities to influence and lead the future of technical and professional education development and delivery to address the challenges of inclusive economic growth.
Collab Group London brings together the Chief Executives and Principals from the largest further education colleges in London. Collectively our London colleges represent over 150,000 learners. The group has been created to generate new ideas that will transform the London skills system.
Collab Group Scotland has been created to identify opportunities for collaboration between our Scottish Colleges. This partnership provides a framework for our Scottish colleges to influence policy and pursue joint commercial activities.
Our colleges span the entirety of the UK. This interactive map demonstrates the breadth of the Collab Group network.
Check out our report on how colleges can support economic recovery efforts.
Collab Group and Halpin Partnership have launched a brand-new report on the “state of the further education sector.” The report is based on an analysis of focus interviews conducted with 25 Principals and Chief Executives across UK Further Education colleges.
Collab Group on Chancellor's SR Statement
NCFE and Collab Group announce new strategic partnership
Find out more about the Collab Group position paper on the anticpated White Paper for further education colleges.
Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.