Articles from Collab Group

Shelagh Legrave Appointed Collab Group Chair

We are delighted to announce that Shelagh Legrave, Principal and Chief Executive at Chichester College Group, has been elected as chair of the Collab Group board. Shelagh has been a director on the Collab Group’s Board since 2014.

Time For Training Providers To Raise Their Sales Game

Getting to Grips with Sales in the Education Market.

The Drive For Quality In #Apprenticeships

Ensuring quality is an essential component of creating a truly world class apprenticeship system.

Three ways to optimise apprenticeships to help support the needs of the economy

How can apprenticeships support the economy? The current apprenticeship system is not optimised to meet the needs of employers or the wider economy. Employers have come to view the apprenticeship system as overly complex. The 2018 CBI and Pearson Skills survey found that 59% of respondents experienced difficulty in recruiting apprentices.

Social Mobility in Apprenticeships: Improving the life chances of young people

Apprenticeships can be a key driver of social mobility, but their potential remains largely untapped.

The industrial strategy is ambitious—now the hard work begins

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

Peter Roberts bursary established to support Collab Group students

The Collab Group is pleased to announce the establishment of the annual Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary: an award for outstanding achievement for a student from a Collab Group College.

Understanding how London can best capitalise on the opportunities presented by devolved AEB funding

Collab Group's latest paper on the Devolution of the AEB

Digital Skills Solutions and Collab Group partners with HACT to deliver digital apprenticeships

Digital Skills Solutions (DSS) and Collab Group are delighted to announce a partnership with the Housing Associations' Charitable Trust (HACT) to provide apprenticeship and training services to housing associations. HACT works with the housing sector to deliver innovative projects and solutions across several specialist areas.

Collab Group and Shakespeare Martineau Release paper on college governance

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, the Collab Group has published its latest paper on the importance of good governance in the FE sector, "College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges". This publication is based on interviews with principals and governing board members from Collab Group colleges. The purpose of the interviews is to attempt to understand the main issues that college governors face, particularly considering the impact of mergers within the sector and how these affect areas of governance priority and focus.

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