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    Bournemouth and Poole College becomes latest Collab Group member

    The Collab Group of Colleges is pleased to announce Bournemouth & Poole College as our newest member. The college becomes the fourth to join Collab Group in just over a month.

    The industrial strategy is ambitious—now the hard work begins

    The publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper is a significant event. 

    Milton Keynes College joins Collab Group

    Collab Group is delighted to announce Milton Keynes College as its newest member.

    Lincoln College Group joins Collab Group

    Collab Group is proud to announce Lincoln College Group as its newest member.

    Edinburgh College joins Collab Group

    Collab Group is proud to announce Edinburgh College as its newest member. Edinburgh College will become the third Scottish member, joining North East Scotland College and West College Scotland, providing Collab Group representation in every capital city within the United Kingdom.

    Collab Group selected to support Tarmac’s apprenticeship ambitions

    The Collab Group of Colleges is excited to announce a partnership with Tarmac to develop and deliver an apprenticeship skills programme that will, in time, set the benchmark for the wider construction industry.

    Bridge into Construction Programme is launched

    Build UK and Collab Group’s ‘Bridge into Construction’ programme has launched at Sheffield College, with the one year further education course beginning on 1 October 2017. Research by CITB and IFF Research shows that at present at least one third of young people completing a construction further education course do not continue into employment within the industry. As part of Inspiring Construction, the industry’s recruitment campaign, the Bridge into Construction course aims to ensure that young people have the training and skills the industry needs, and employers have access to the next generation of talent. The one year further education course will be piloted by two colleges - Sheffield College and South Thames College. It will provide a consistent level of training and competence to equip students with the introductory skills they need to embark on an apprenticeship in construction. Currently too many young people decide to leave the industry after further education, because of a lack of the appropriate skills required for an apprenticeship. The newly designed course, which was developed with strong employer input, allows construction and the further education sectors to implement a construction vocational route at least four years ahead of Government timetable set out in the Post-16 Skills Plan. The format of the course will be a project-based teaching style which allows the participating students to understand the lifecycle of a construction project – from the tendering stage, through to design, construction and post-construction. It will also provide students with qualifications including the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, and provide a strong foundation for a future career in the industry. There are currently 30 number of students signed up to the course, with Berkeley Group supporting the course by offering work experience to these students. Students will also visit a number of live construction sites as part of the Open Doors initiative which runs from 19-24 March 2018. Students are expected to complete the course by July 2018.

    Collab Group announces partnership agreement with Babington Group

    Collab Group is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Babington Group. The agreement is the first partnership of its kind between Collab Group and an independent training provider.

    London South East Colleges joins Collab Group

    We are pleased to announce London South East Colleges as the newest member of Collab Group. Their inclusion increases the geographic coverage of Collab Group across South East London, covering Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich, Orpington and beyond into the South-East region.

    Bridge into Construction Programme Takes Shape

    Build UK and Collab Group’s ‘Bridge into Construction’ programme is taking shape, with the programme being promoted to potential students in advance of the new academic year.

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