Funders & Supporters
The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL)
FETL exists to strengthen the leadership of thinking in and about the further education system.
Jisc is a not-for-profit organisation providing the UK’s national research and education network, Janet, to which all universities, colleges and research centres are connected. It also supplies other technology solutions for its further and higher education members. Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.
City & Guilds
A world leader in skills development, City & Guilds works with governments, employers, colleges and training providers to deliver workplace relevant qualifications, certification and assessment. Our qualifications are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals and businesses develop their skills for personal and economic growth.
It operates across five continents – from Johannesburg to Jamaica, Dublin to Dubai - reaching millions of people every year.
City & Guilds is part of the City & Guilds Group. The City & Guilds Group comprises six brands – City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme, and Gen 2. From setting the standard for on-the-job development through to shaping skills systems and supporting skills development around the world, the City & Guilds Group has 140 years’ experience in preparing people to contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.
City & Guilds is incorporated by a royal charter and its president is HRH The Princess Royal. Any surpluses made through its work is reinvested into education or used for student support programmes.
Established in 1987, NOCN Group is an educational charity whose aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assesment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.
Colleges Scotland is the collective voice for the college sector in Scotland, representing its interests with the aim that colleges are at the heart of a world-class education sector that is recognised, valued and available to all. Colleges Scotland, as the membership body, represents all 26 colleges in Scotland, which deliver both further education and around 26% of the provision of all higher education in Scotland.
Association of Colleges
At the heart of every community should be a thriving college, supporting students, delivering skills, transforming communities, promoting social justice, working with employers, and growing the economy.
Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges. Our members make up almost 95% of the sector - transforming 2.2 million lives each year.
Acting as the collective voice, we represent and promote the interests of colleges, and provide our members with high-quality professional support services, including training, events, and recruitment.
We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries and a mission to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
NCFE is a national awarding organisation with a strong heritage going back over 170 years. We’re passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. NCFE is a registered educational charity and we’re proud to be recognised for our exceptional customer service and friendly approach. Our values drive everything we do at NCFE and we are constantly striving to achieve our mission to ‘create opportunities for success to enrich society’. Our extensive portfolio covers a wide range of qualifications and services for learners of all ages across many industry sector areas and specialisms.
ColegauCymru is a post-16 education registered charity that promotes world-class education, training and skills outcomes for all post-compulsory learners in Wales. We are a not-for-profit member-led body established in 1995 by colleges. There are presently 12 colleges in Wales, providing a wide range of qualifications to learners of all ages, delivering an estimated annual financial impact of £4 billion to the Welsh economy.