Education & Skills Policy

We are working together with our colleges and stakeholders to create a better technical education system in the UK.

Our network speaks with a collective voice about the key issues that impact the further education sector.

We aim to raise the profile of the Further Education sector within government and industry and demonstrate the value that colleges create for learners, employers and the economy.

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What we do on education policy

Collab Group engages with our members, government and industry to influence the solutions to policy implementation. We have developed positions on a range of issues that we see as crucial to harnessing the full power of our national technical education system.

In the past, we have focused on issues including industrial strategy, post-16 skills, talent acquisition, employability, institutes of technology, the apprenticeship levy and devolution.

We work with our members and stakeholders to publish points of view and position papers to articulate the kinds of changes that we want to see within the further education sector.

Our current policy focus is on

  • Higher Technical Qualifications and education
  • Levelling up, social mobility and creating social value
  • Employer engagement in education and skills policy
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Why FE should lead on Higher Technical Quals

Why FE should lead on Higher Technical Quals

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Further Education in 2020: An Agenda for Change

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Further Education College Leadership in a Pandemic

Andy Forbes shares his thoughts on the lessons he learned leading through a pandemic

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Colleges can help London Build Back Better

Collab Group has produced a document to coincide with the upcoming London Mayoral Election

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Collab Group Position Paper on the Skills for Jobs White Paper

Check out this updated version of our position statement on the Skills for Jobs White Paper.

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Colleges can help London Build Back Better

Collab Group has produced a document to coincide with the upcoming London Mayoral Election

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Colleges supporting economic recovery report

Check out our report on how colleges can support economic recovery efforts.

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COLLEGES AND EMPLOYABILITY

We have released a document that showcases how Collab Group colleges are helping people into work

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Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary (sponsored by the Skills Network)

The Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary is an award for outstanding achievement for a student from a Collab Group College. It consists of a £2,500 bursary…

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Thoughts on the development of T Levels

Collab Group have recently published a document outlining our thoughts on the development of T Levels

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Adult Education Position Paper

Collab Group have released a document on improving the adult education system

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Collab Group Principals and CEO's reflect on Covid-19

Collab Group sat down with FE leaders to learn about their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.