We work 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 produce thought leadership publications around topics including the apprenticeship levy, the devolution of the adult education budget and the commercialisation of the FE 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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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. These issues include Brexit and the Industrial strategy, post-16 skills, talent acquisition, employability, 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.
Colleges and Employability
Check out our report on how colleges can support economic recovery efforts.
Collab Group has produced a document to coincide with the upcoming London Mayoral Election
We have released a document that showcases how Collab Group colleges are helping people into work
Check out this updated version of our position statement on the Skills for Jobs White Paper.
Collab Group sat down with FE leaders to learn about their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This piece, by Asfa Sohail, is the fifth and final in a series of blogs in the lead up to the London Mayoral Election. This blog is about how colleges can best support London’s economic recovery.
We have released an updated prospectus that showcases the relationships that Collab Group colleges have created with employers.
Collab Group and Halpin Partnership have launched a brand-new report on the “state of the further education sector.” The report is based on an analysis of focus interviews conducted with 25 Principals and Chief Executives across UK Further Education colleges.
Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.
Check out our latest paper on Adult Education Budget and Devolution in England
This prospectus showcases the relationships that Collab Group colleges have created with employers.
In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.
We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.
In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector
In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.
Our latest discussion paper produced in collaboration with London First; London Wants Talent.
This article originally appeared on OCR newsletter.
The need for closer cooperation between financial services and the further education sector
Discussion with CBI about collaboration between industry and colleges in London
We worked with Emsi to produce this publlication based on T - Levels: Employability in a Changing Economy.
Discussion on how further education colleges can support London’s economic prosperity.
Collab Group has been working with PublicCo and our member colleges and have launched this publication detailing the findings.
This article originally appeared in the New Statesman
This article originally appeared on TES
This article originally appeared in FE News
A Point of View from London Capital Colleges and CIPD.
This article originally appeared on FE News
We have a chance to look within our own borders for answers to our common challenges and apply models that have already been tested and explored.
This study shows through an investment analysis and impact analysis that CG colleges serve as a profitable investment for learners, taxpayers, wider society, and the business community in the UK.
The challenges faced by the British economy are considerable, but the reality is that we are leaving the European Union; the question then becomes how do we best meet these challenges and create an adaptive, resilient and highly skilled Britain?
EMSI report on the economic impact of further education colleges.
Over the past six months, the 157 Group and its members have been engaging, at a national level, in a number of initiatives aimed at seeking solutions to the challenges ahead in the further education sector.
The Institute for Apprenticeships will help ensure employers get the quality skills that they need from the apprenticeships system.
Unlocking the potential for English skills devolution