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Simplifying enrolment at Edinburgh College

How one Collab Group Scotland member college is responding to students’ needs

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International Services Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group international prospectus with key information about our international services.

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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

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Devolved skills in London: an opportunity for innovation

"The important part about AEB devolution is that it must be used to do something different", says Ian Pretty.

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We have partnered with the Association of Sales Professionals!

APS and Collab Group in a new partnership to boost sales apprenticeships across the UK

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The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Further Education

Great piece from Roy O'Shaughnessy, Principal at Capital City College Group

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How can FE providers drive value from their data?

Capita’s Rob Clark looks ahead to their data-driven webinar with Education Technology later this month.

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The importance of FE colleges to produce social capital

Sam Parrett, Principal at LSEC on importance of FE colleges to produce social capital

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The undeniable benefit of apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity to celebrate apprentices nation-wide. Apprenticeships are great for personal development, business and bring great benefits to the national economy

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Award win for ed-tech start up Mindful Education

Mindful Education, a London-based education technology company, took home the Study Resource of the Year award at this year’s PQ Awards 2019, held on Tuesday 26 February.

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Time for more visibility from LGBT leaders in the Further Education Sector

In light of the LGBT History month, read Ian's latest opinion piece on the importance for more visibility from LGBT leaders in the Further Education Sector.

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Collab Group is involved in the new UK Parliament apprenticeship partnerships

The UK Parliament Estates has confirmed Collab Group’s London colleges as key providers for their ‘new apprenticeship partnerships.

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Gower College Swansea joins the Collab Group of Colleges

The Collab Group of Colleges is pleased to announce Gower College Swansea as its newest member!

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West Thames College London joins Collab Group London Colleges

Collab Group is pleased to welcome West Thames College as the newest member of the Collab Group London partnership. West Thames College is a successful, vibrant college of further and higher education located in the borough of Hounslow. Its inclusion will expand the geographical reach of our colleges into West London.

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The Devolution of the AEB to the GLA

Collab Group has published its latest paper on the devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the Greater London Authority, based on interviews with principals from the Collab Group London Colleges.

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Digital Skills Solutions and Collab Group partners with HACT to deliver digital apprenticeships

Digital Skills Solutions (DSS) and Collab Group are delighted to announce a partnership with the Housing Associations' Charitable Trust (HACT) to provide apprenticeship and training services to housing associations. HACT works with the housing sector to deliver innovative projects and solutions across several specialist areas.

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New partnership with Energy and Utility Skills

Collab Group and Energy & Utility Skills partner to secure a resilient utility workforce post-Brexit.

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2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

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

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Collab Group partners with leading recruitment agency Protocol

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Protocol to offer members a tailored approach recruitment and staffing services.

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College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, the Collab Group has published its latest paper on the importance of good governance in the FE sector.

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Shelagh Legrave is appointed as the new Collab Group Chair

We are pleased to announce that Shelagh Legrave, Principal at Chichester College Group, will be our new board chair.

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Making apprenticeships work for all

Publication of our latest position paper on apprenticeships.

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Collab Group negotiates £200,000 saving for JISC subscription charges

The Collab Group of colleges is pleased to have negotiated an exclusive two-year deal with JISC to save £200,000 on proposed subscription charges for their services.

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Leadership Through Sport & Business - Advancing Social Mobility

A special blog from our new partners Leadership Through Sport & Business stating how delighted they are to announce our partnership with the Collab Group.

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Training the leaders of tomorrow

Developing partnerships between colleges and financial services.

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Collab Group and Leadership Through Sport & Business Announce Education Partnership

The Collab Group of Colleges is delighted to announce their latest Education Partnership with Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB).

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Skills in London: Bridging the gap between Business and Colleges

Check out our latest publication that explains what happened at our third dinner discussion for Collab Group: London Colleges.

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Collab Group Calls for Apprenticeship Levy Flexibility

Collab Group recently joined other high profile signatories in a letter published in The Times calling for more flexibility in the use of the apprenticeship levy.

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T - Levels: Employability in a Changing Economy

Check out our latest publication produced in collaboration with EMSI.

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London Wants Talent

Check out our latest discussion paper produced in collaboration with London First; London Wants Talent.

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Enploy announced as Gold Sponsor of Collab Group Annual conference

The Collab Group of colleges is delighted to announce that Enploy will be a gold sponsor at the First Annual Collab Group Conference on June 18th, 2018. The conference will provide a great opportunity to promote the work of Enploy to the wider Collab Group network.

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Opportunities for a Skilled London

Collab Group: London Capital college principals are thinking about how further education colleges can support London’s economic prosperity. In this essay collection, 5 London Principals offer their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the London skills system.

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Collab Group and The Open University Announce New Partnership

The Collab Group of Colleges today announces a new partnership with The Open University (OU), designed to provide UK industry with a seamless progression route from vocational training to degree level qualifications.

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Point of View: What Will the Technical and Professional Education Provider of the Future Need To Be Successful?

Collab Group has been working with PublicCo and our member colleges on a project that aims to conceptualise the key drivers for change in the Technical and Professional Education landscape.

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Point of View: The Future Landscape For Technical And Professional Education

Collab Group has been working with PublicCo and our member colleges on a project that aims to conceptualise the key drivers for change in the Technical and Professional Education landscape.

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Tarmac Apprentice - Liam Owen

Liam says “Tarmac has motivated me from day one to challenge myself and develop my skill set to become the best manager I can possibly be.”

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Collab Group and Keepmoat Homes Announce Apprenticeship delivery and training partnership

Collab Group and Keepmoat Homes Announce Apprenticeship delivery and training partnership.

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Our Apprentice Interview

For NAW18 we interviewed our very own Apprentice, Georgia Duckering.

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A Recipe for the Perfect Apprenticeship

Group Principal & CEO of New City College, Gerry McDonald, shares with us a recipe for the perfect apprenticeship.

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Tarmac Apprentice- Callum Prinn

Tarmac's Higher Apprentice, Callum Prinn states “Applying for my apprenticeship is hands down the best thing I’ve ever done.”

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What Employers Want

For National Apprenticeship Week 2018, Gloucestershire College caught up with some of their employer partners to discover what they look for in an apprentice…

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Point of View: Employability in London

Collab Group Point of View on the Employability in London.

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A Personal View: Challenges facing the London Skills System

Blog by Peter Mayhew-Smith, detailing the Challenges facing the London Skills System.

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Bournemouth and Poole College joins Collab Group

South Coast college brings reputation for innovation to Collab Group.

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Gloucestershire College joins Collab Group

The Collab Group of Colleges is pleased to announce Gloucestershire College as our newest member. The college becomes the first to join Collab Group in 2018.

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London leading the way on Skills and Careers

Check out our latest blog post by Sam Parrett OBE, Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges, discusses how London is leading the way on Skills and Careers.

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Lecturers matter but colleges will need business skills to survive

The CEO of FE jobs sits down to discuss how commercial success is key to survival for colleges.

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A Personal View: Reflecting on the challenges facing the London Skills System

Paul Stephen: Principal and Chief Executive at Newham College reflects on the challenges facing the London skills system.

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London Capital Colleges Statement of Intent

Our LCC partnership sets out high target for skills in London.

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Collab Group at CIPD Conference 2017

Collab Group is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s CIPD conference in Manchester from 8-9th November.

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How can collective models enable the delivery of high quality Apprenticeships and training for Large and Medium Size Employers?

Ian Pretty and Mark McKenna on the importance of partnership working to facilitate impactful apprenticeships and training for Large and Medium Size Employers.

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The Importance of Brand

Lucy Perkins on the importance of brand.