Our Collab Group Colleges are taking a leading role in shaping future skills needs to ensure the long-term economic capacity of the UK Economy.

Collab Group colleges have a variety of attributes; they are large and diverse, technically and professionally focused, and they have ambitious apprenticeship schemes. They are entrepreneurial and employer facing with great engagement with local businesses. Crucially, they prepare their students for successful careers and help get them into work. Our members are forward thinking beacons of their communities, making a positive impact in their regions and in the lives of their students.

  • Activate Learning

    Activate Learning

    Based in Oxford and Berkshire, Activate Learning is an organisation that delivers education and training across a number of secondary, further, higher and international institutions, alongside apprenticeships, workforce training and management consultancy.

  • Barnet Southgate College

    Barnet Southgate College

    Barnet Southgate is one of the largest colleges in the Greater London region, covering North London and Hertfordshire, with over 14,000 learners, 1,500 courses and hundreds of apprenticeships on four campuses and three specialist training centres.

  • Bedford College Group

    Bedford College Group

    The Bedford College Group is the largest college in the South East Midlands, with over 18,000 students studying across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire at its two general further education colleges Bedford College and Tresham College, its specialist land-based college Shuttleworth College, its dedicated A-Level centre The Bedford Sixth Form and its National College for Motorsport at Silverstone. The group works with over 2,000 employers to deliver apprenticeships positions across the region, as well as offering programmes and qualifications right up to degree study.

  • Belfast Met

    Belfast Met

    As the largest further and higher education college in Northern Ireland, Belfast Met has enrolments of over 37,000 across four campuses, and regularly works with numerous local, national and international business support agencies.

  • Blackpool and the Fylde College

    Blackpool and the Fylde College

    Blackpool and the Fylde College in North West England is the third largest college provider of higher education and the highest performing large college out of all general further education colleges in the UK. It enrols over 18,000 students across four campuses.

  • BMet

    BMet

    As a leading provider of further and higher education in the Midlands, Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet) has links with over 800 employers, including numerous large global companies, and partnerships with leading universities.

  • Bridgwater and Taunton College

    Bridgwater and Taunton College

    Bridgewater and Taunton College is located in Somerset in the South West of England and has over 15,000 full and part-time students. It’s been designated Outstanding by Ofsted and caters for all levels of study, apprenticeships and training programmes.

  • Capital City College Training

    Capital City College Training

    Capital City College Training (CCCT) is a leading provider of training and support, which responds to the needs of businesses, from apprenticeships to bespoke courses. Working in partnership with its founding colleges, Westminster Kingsway College and City and Islington College, it is part of one of the largest Further Education organisations in London. With nearly 27,000 students and some of London’s best success rates, the Group is empowered to ensure that FE provision meets the needs of London’s economy and is of the high quality Londoners deserve.

  • Cardiff and Vale College

    Cardiff and Vale College

    Situated in the Welsh Capital and the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Vale College enrols over 20,000 students each year and works closely with 326 different employers in the South Wales region to offer a wide variety of apprenticeships.

  • Chichester College

    Chichester College

    Chichester College is a leading further and higher education institution in the South of England, with two campuses in West Sussex at Chichester and Brinsbury. Enrolling over 15,000 students each year, it has been designated as Outstanding in all four areas by Ofsted.

  • City College, Plymouth

    City College, Plymouth

    With almost 13,000 students from a diverse range of background and nearly 1,500 apprentices, City College Plymouth is one of the leading providers of education and training in the South West of England, working in close partnership with local employers.

  • Coleg Cambria

    Coleg Cambria

    Coleg Cambria in North East Wales has almost 30,000 learners, across six different campuses, with international links and partnerships with over 1000 employers.

  • College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

    College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

    The College of Haringey, Enfield and North London has over 5,000 students enrolled across two centres in Tottenham and Enfield. Colloquially known as CONEL, the college has excellent employer links and currently offers almost 1,000 apprenticeships.

  • Derby College

    Derby College

    With a central position in England, Derby Country welcomes over 25,000 learners to its four different campuses on study programmes at all levels, including higher education and apprenticeships. It currently has partnerships with over 2,700 employers in the region.

  • Highbury College

    Highbury College

    Highbury College is in the city of Portsmouth in South England, with almost 10,000 students and an Outstanding rating from Ofsted. It has over 800 learners in apprenticeships in more than 50 different areas and maintains strong global employer partnerships.

  • Hull College Group

    Hull College Group

    Hull College Group is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the country, offering over 1000 courses and over 1200 employer connections to over 26,000 students every year across the city of Hull and throughout East Yorkshire.

  • Leicester College

    Leicester College

    More than 22,000 learners study with Leicester College, located close to the city centre in the county of Leicestershire. They have around 1,600 apprentices and offer training to thousands of local and national companies.

  • London South East Colleges

    London South East Colleges

    London South East Colleges is the leading college in the South East London area, comprising 3 distinct colleges spread across campuses in Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley. The group provides vocational programmes and apprenticeship training to over 25,000 students.

  • LTE group

    LTE group

    LTE group, based in North West England is an integrated education and skills group, providing apprenticeships, professional qualifications, offender learning, further and higher education. The Manchester College, part of LTE group, is the largest provider of further education in the UK with over 22,000 students.

  • Middlesbrough College

    Middlesbrough College

    Based in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough College is the largest college in the North Yorkshire and Teesside area, delivering courses in every occupational sector and at every level. It has over 15,000 students learning each year, and connections with over 1000 employers.

  • NCG

    NCG

    NCG is one of the largest training providers in the UK. Its nationwide portfolio of businesses includes four colleges and two training providers. They work with over 133,000 learners every year, including more than 23,000 apprentices and operate in 61 locations across the UK and work with 20,000 external businesses.

  • Newham College, London

    Newham College, London

    Newham College is based across two key sites in East London, East Ham and Stratford, providing training and education for over 13,000 students. As a Training Quality Standard Award Winner, Newham College have been recognised for their expert teaching skills and employer connections.

  • North East Scotland College

    North East Scotland College

    With over 20,000 students and campuses spread throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland College is one of Scotland’s largest full and part-time educational colleges, and the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the region.

  • South Essex College

    South Essex College

    Delivering further and higher education to over 11,000 students through three campuses in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock, South Essex College provides a range of superb learning and training opportunities, including the provision of apprenticeships in over 40 sectors.

  • South Staffordshire College

    South Staffordshire College

    Over 4000 students choose South Staffordshire College each year, located in the centre of England, to study across four main campuses. Apprentices are recruited all year round, with opportunities to study on three different levels and connect with over 500 employers.

  • South Thames College Group

    South Thames College Group

    South Thames College Group includes Carshalton College, Kingston College and South Thames College with a geographical spread across Southwestern portions of the capital. With a wide range of course provisions, the group has over 17,000 students.

  • St Helens College

    St Helens College

    As one of the largest further and higher education providers in the North West, St Helens College delivers courses and training to over 8,000 students each year across two main sites and works closely with employers from around the Liverpool City Region.

  • Stoke on Trent College

    Stoke on Trent College

    With 15,000 students enrolled each year on full and part-time study programmes, apprenticeships and university-level courses, Stoke on Trent College is the largest provider of further education in Stoke and North Staffordshire and a proud partner of regional business communities.

  • Sussex Downs College

    Sussex Downs College

    Located in East Sussex, with campuses at Lewes, Eastbourne and Newhaven, Sussex Downs College provides high quality education and training for almost half of the county’s young people, with around 15,000 students enrolled and strong relations with over 1000 local employers and partners.

  • The Sheffield College

    The Sheffield College

    The Sheffield College is a leading further educational institution in South Yorkshire, England, with over 20,000 students enrolled on a full and part-time basis. It’s the largest provider of work-based courses in Sheffield, and offers a range of apprenticeships across over 30 subject areas.

  • Trafford College

    Trafford College

    Trafford College is based in Greater Manchester, North West England, with over 11,000 students – both adults and young people. Apprenticeships and training programmes are available in a wide range of sectors, with strong regional business connections.

  • Walsall College

    Walsall College

    Walsall College is situated in the West Midlands and is the only college in the Black Country to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Over 7,500 students enjoy a diverse range of academic, vocational and apprenticeship opportunities, including strong partnerships with a range of market-leading organisations.

  • West College Scotland

    West College Scotland

    West College Scotland has campuses in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley to serve the entire west of the country, and with over 30,000 students and 1,200 staff it is one of the largest further educational institutions too. Partnerships range from local businesses to international corporations.

Analysis by Emsi has empirically shown that Collab Group Colleges are having a remarkable impact on the economy and the employability of their students, contributing £33.2 billion each year to the business community in the UK.

The accumulated impact of former Collab Group learners who are currently employed in the UK's workforce amounts to £31.6 billion in added income to the UK's economy each year and altogether, the economic impact of Collab Group to the business community in the UK is £33.2 billion each year. Collab Group colleges make a significant, positive contribution to this country. Together they represent a combined annual turnover of around £1.2 billion, spread nationwide around the country.

As an organisation, we have a combined total of over 800,000 learners and over 30,000 employees, supporting over 50,000 apprentices each year. All of our colleges and college groups have incredible partnerships with employers, co-creating and delivering high quality, professional skills. They each offer transformative leadership in the education sector, providing learning environments which support enhances technical, professional and other skills, enabling learners to be ready for work.

Working together, we will achieve real change to impact the lives of learners and to strengthen the economy.