We are a collaborative organisation and have developed partnerships with a range of external organisations. Our partners are hugely important to us, and we leverage these relationships to collaborate on a variety of activities. Our partners provide us with access to new ideas and capabilities which help us to achieve our collective ambitions. We work with our partners around both commercial and education projects.

About our partners

Our partners help us and our members to achieve our strategic ambitions to transform the technical education system. We collaborate with organisations in higher education, the legal sector, labour market analysts, awarding organisations and more. By leveraging their collective insights and capabilities, we can add value to our clients and draw upon a deeper pool of expertise.

Our strategic partners


APS is an organisation that is committed to improving the skills, knowledge and behaviour needed to be succesful in sales.

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Build UK and Collab Group work together to support skills in the UK construction industry.

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Capita Unit-e is the Collab Group's official partner for Management Information System Solutions.

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Emsi is the Collab Group's official partner for labour market information and analysis.

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The OU works with Collab Group colleges to deliver higher education to employer networks.

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Eversheds and Collab group work together on legal issues impacting further education.

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Energy & Utility Skills and Collab Group work together on the production and communication of thought leadership.

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FE Careers and Collab Group ensure that FE colleges can access the talent they needed and continue to deliver life changing courses.

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NOCN and Collab Group members work together to support quality curriculums.

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Semta and Collab Group undertake a range of partnership activity to promote career paths within the engineering sector.

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UK Skills Partnership is an organisation that focusses on positioning the UK's technical education system at the heart of economic growth.

Showcasing our preferred suppliers

Collab Group supply chain partners are organisations that we have partnered with to add value to our clients. These partners work to enhance the teaching and learning experience across colleges nationwide and include respected organisations in the fields of recruitment, education technology, assessment, awarding and more. Each partner has been endorsed by Collab Group as trusted suppliers, so be sure to check out their websites for a full overview of the products and services that they offer.


Enploy teach entrepreneurial thinking to help young people and companies drive success through their online diagnostic, e-learning platform and face-to-face workshops.

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Parkhouse Bell is an international executive search and recruitment business specialising in the Education and Skills, Employment Service and Healthcare sectors.

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Pearl Assess provides end-to-end, online management systems developed to support every aspect of apprenticeship delivery through Apprenticeship Pro and end-point assessment.

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Innovative Awarding is an awarding body providing vocational qualifications to colleges, training providers and employers. They offer high-quality assessment for apprenticeship standards.

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Mindful Education specialises in creating media-rich professional courses and apprenticeships, setting a new standard in the digital delivery of education.

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QDP is the largest independent supplier of questionnaire data processing services to the UK Education and Skills Sector.

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LearnBox has a rebellious spirit and is committed to revolutionising training. They create high-quality learning films that deliver outstanding results.

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Protocol is a leading full-service education, skills and training recruitment agency offering flexible solutions to college recruitment and staffing needs.

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EAL is a specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering industry. They are committed to investing in the careers of people in these industries.

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WAMITAB is an awarding organisation that develops qualifications for those working in resource management and recycling; cleaning and street cleansing; facilities management and parking.

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Klik2learn specialises in developing innovative digital solutions for English language learning. Their intermediate course offers a complete 4 in 1 software package for both self-study and blended learning.

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