Members

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.

About Our Members

Our members are transforming skills across the UK

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.

What we do

Transforming Skills in the UK

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

An innovative partnership equipping the Capital with high-quality skills

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

Leading the way in Scotland

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.

Activate Learning

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Barnet and Southgate College

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Bedford College Group

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Belfast Met

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Blackpool and the Fylde College

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Bournemouth and Poole College

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Bridgwater and Taunton College

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Chichester College Group

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Coleg Cambria

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Derby College Group

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East Sussex College

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Edinburgh College

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Gloucestershire College

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Gower College Swansea

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Highbury College

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Hull College Group

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Leicester College

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Lincoln College Group

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London South East Colleges

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LTE Group

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Middlesbrough College

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Milton Keynes College

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Newcastle College Group

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North East Scotland College

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Newham College

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South Essex College

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South Thames College Group

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St Helens College

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Stoke on Trent College

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South Staffordshire College

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The Sheffield College

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Trafford College Group

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Walsall College

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West College Scotland

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Our members map

Our colleges span the entirety of the UK. This interactive map demonstrates the breadth of the Collab Group network.


Latest News & Publications

Policy

The Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA

In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.

Policy

2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.

News

Non-Traditional Revenues Project bid

Looking for consultants to undertake a detailed study to identify investment options

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Peter Roberts bursary established to support Collab Group students

An award for outstanding achievement for a student from a Collab Group College

Policy

College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector

Policy

Making apprenticeships work for all - policy

In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.