Our Partners

As leaders in the further education field,
we rely on our partners to challenge and inspire us.

European Social Fund

The European Social Fund invests in education and lifelong learning, and promotes social inclusion by fighting poverty and discrimination.


The Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) supports and enhances the quality, professionalism and efficiency of the education and training system by working with teachers, leaders and businesses to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training.

et-foundation.co.uk020 3740 8280


The Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire D2N2’s vision is a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive economy.

d2n2lep.org0115 957 8765

Association of Colleges

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up in 1996 by colleges to act as their collective voice.

aoc.co.uk020 7034 9900

AoC Create

With 20 years of experience supporting colleges, AoC Create delivers four distinct, first-class services: executive recruitment, interim management, training and consultancy and events.

aoc-create.co.uk020 7034 2620


WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development.

worldskills.org/+31 23 531 1071

Académie de Strasbourg

emfec and the Académie de Strasbourg have worked in partnership for the last twenty years providing staff and student exchanges and work placements to support professional and vocational skills development.


The Further Education Trust for Leadership

The Further Education Trust Leadership is an independent charity and think tank which is working to strengthen the leadership of thinking in further education.

fetl.org.uk020 3637 0977


The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national trade association representing providers involved in skills and employment delivery, responding to the needs of employers, learners and the local communities.

aelp.org.uk0117 986 5389

Erasmus Plus

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.

erasmusplus.org.uk0121 212 8947

All Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment (APGSE) works with a number of organisations with an interest in driving forward the skills agenda.

policyconnect.org.uk/apgse/020 7202 8576