emfec Membership

emfec is an independent member-based organisation with charitable status. We provide essential and comprehensive support services to further education and skills providers, as well as a regional voice to lobby for change on our members’ behalf.

EMFEC Supports,
Represents & Connects

emfec shares with its members a deep commitment to innovation within the
further education and skills sector. Membership allows you to take advantage of:

Application Information

If you wish to become a member of emfec and/or to discuss any issues which are of particular interest or concern to your organisation please contact us.

0115 854 1316

Full Member List

  • Bilborough College
  • Bishop Burton College
  • Boston College
  • Brooksby Melton College
  • Burton and South Derbyshire College
  • Buxton and Leek College
  • Chesterfield College
  • Derby College
  • Doncaster College
  • Gateway College
  • Grantham College
  • Homefield College
  • Landmarks Independent Specialist College
  • Leicester College
  • Lincoln College
  • Loughborough College
  • Moulton College
  • New College Stamford
  • North Lindsey College
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • Northampton College
  • Nottingham College
  • Portland College
  • Regent College
  • RNN Group
  • The Sheffield College
  • Stephenson College
  • Tresham College
  • Telford College of Arts and Technology
  • West Nottinghamshire College
  • Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College

Bilborough Sixth Form College caters for students aged 16 to 19 years old, wanting to study AS and A-levels, BTEC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in an academic, supportive and sociable environment.

bilborough.ac.uk 0115 851 5000

As one of the country’s finest land-based colleges Bishop Burton has a national reputation for quality and is the only College in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both Agriculture and Equine.

bishopburton.ac.uk 01964 553 000

For 50 years, Boston College has been providing high quality further education to thousands of students over the age of 14.

boston.ac.uk 01205 313 218

Brooksby Melton College is based in the heart of Leicestershire, with a reputation as a specialist in land-based courses such as animal care and agriculture, and also as a leading performing arts college with an excellent national profile.

brooksbymelton.ac.uk 01664 850 850

Burton and South Derbyshire College has something for every learner from school leavers to local employees. Rated "Good" by Ofsted, the college has a wide range of full and part time courses, from basic entry level programmes through to degree qualification in state-of-the-art facilities.

bsdc.ac.uk 01283 494 400

Buxton & Leek College boasts industry standard facilities, comprehensive support services, and a team of dedicated staff who take pride in supporting students towards their study and career goals.

blc.ac.uk 0800 074 0099

Chesterfield College is a highly successful and vibrant college based in North Derbyshire with excellent pass rates and high student success levels.

chesterfield.ac.uk 01246 500 500

Derby College provides an excellent learning experience to all its learners, enabling them to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives, be that in further or higher education, or in the professional world of work or self employment.

derby-college.ac.uk 0800 028 0289

Doncaster College is a large provider of further education in South Yorkshire. It is also one of the largest providers of higher education in its region.

don.ac.uk 01302 553 553

Gateway offers a high quality learning experience using first-class facilities that provide genuine added value to learners.

gateway.ac.uk 0116 274 4500

Grantham College aims to ensure that all students achieve their true potential. It has over 60 years’ experience of providing education and training, developing a welcoming and supportive environment that puts students’ needs first.

grantham.ac.uk 01476 400 200

Homefield College is a relatively small Independent Specialist College (and a charity) that provides provision for individuals with a range of learning difficulties.

homefieldcollege.ac.uk 01509 814 827

Landmarks is a thriving, independent specialist college for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The college offers a wide range of programmes which are individually tailored to meet a variety of needs.

landmarks.ac.uk 01246 433 788

Leicester College is one of the largest colleges in the UK, with more than 27,000 learners studying a wide range of courses.

leicestercollege.ac.uk 0116 224 2240

Lincoln College is the largest educational institution in the county, with around 9,000 students of whom over 3,000 are full-time.

lincolncollege.ac.uk 01522 876000

Loughborough College was established in 1909 and has a long and proud standing reputation for providing excellent levels of high quality teaching and training across Leicestershire.

loucoll.ac.uk 01509 618 375

Moulton College provides a wide range of full- and part-time courses. It is an an established Centre of Excellence for Education and Training and offers unrivalled facilities alongside a supportive environment that ensures everyone achieves their goals.

moulton.ac.uk 01604 491 131

New College Stamford offers education and training to over 2,000 students every year, providing a huge range of courses including A Levels, vocational, part-time, apprenticeships, higher education and professional training for businesses tailored to both individuals and employers.

stamford.ac.uk 01780 484 300

North Lindsey College is the largest provider of post-16 education and training in North Lincolnshire, offering a wide range of further education programmes, both vocational and academic, and apprenticeship courses at a range of levels.

northlindsey.ac.uk 01724 281 111

Following a successful federation, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College merged to form North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, which has a diverse offer of further and higher education courses and apprenticeships.

slcollege.ac.uk 0116 264 3535

Northampton College is one of the largest general further education colleges in the region with over 9,000 students and a turnover of over £28 million.

northamptoncollege.ac.uk 0300 123 2344

Nottingham College

Nottingham College was formed following the merger of Central College Nottingham and New College in June 2017. The College is one of the largest in the country and offers full-time courses for school leavers 16+, part-time courses for adults and bespoke B2B training programmes for local and national businesses.

www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk 0115 9 100 100

Portland College is a vibrant national college for people living with a wide range of disabilities.

portland.ac.uk 01623 499 111

Regent College is a medium-sized college located close to Leicester City Centre. The college is one of three sixth form colleges in Leicester and it works in partnership with the closely located Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I Sixth Form College.

regent-college.ac.uk 0116 255 4629

RNN Group

With an income of over £45m each year, the RNN Group includes North Nottinghamshire College, Rotherham College and five additional training organisations. They employ or engage over 1,200 staff and educate or train over 15,000 people each year, including over 4,000 apprentices.

01709 722 820

The Sheffield College provides high quality academic and vocational training to enhance students’ qualifications, skills and employability.

sheffcol.ac.uk 0114 260 2600

Stephenson College is renowned for excellence and innovation in learning and has trained thousands of people to get the qualifications they need to get a better job or seek promotion at work.

stephensoncoll.ac.uk 01530 836 136

Tresham is a college of further and higher Education with campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough in Northamptonshire and over 7,000 part time and full time students.

tresham.ac.uk 0345 658 8990

Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) is a further education college that has over 16,000 students: 1200 full-time, 15,000 part-time. Students include school leavers, individuals taking a second chance at education, employees of multinational companies, and overseas students.

tcat.ac.uk 01952 642 200

West Nottinghamshire College provides education and training to some 30,000 full- and part-time students across all major industry sectors and at pre-GCSE to university level.

wnc.ac.uk 0808 100 3626

Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College aims to challenge, encourage and support its students in order to maximise their achievements, enjoyment of learning, skills for learning and capacity to contribute positively to the world in which they live.

wqeic.ac.uk 0116 247 1147

Associate Members

  • Babington Group
  • Birmingham Adult Education Service
  • CT Skills
  • Derby Adult Learning
  • The Derbyshire Network
  • Dukeries Further Education
  • Futures Advice, Skills and Employment Ltd
  • learndirect
  • Nottingham Trent University (Brackenhurst Campus)
  • Nottinghamshire Training Network
  • Randstad
  • Remploy Limited
  • Women’s Leadership Network
  • Working Links
  • Youth Education Project

Babington Business College was founded in 1974 and has continually provided high quality business training courses within accountancy, business administration, contact centre operations, customer service, employment related services, IT, user skills, retail, providing financial services, and team leading and management.

babington.co.uk 01332 345 450

Birmingham Adult Education Services provide inspiring, accessible learning of personal, social and economic value to people and communities of Birmingham.

learnbaes.ac.uk 0121 303 4318

CT Skills

CT Skills is an Ofsted grade two regional training provider, providing support to both individuals and businesses by delivering industry specific training and qualifications.

ctskills.co.uk 0115 959 9544

Derby Adult Learning Service provides high quality education for adult learners. It aims to meet the needs of local communities and individuals, encouraging lifelong learning through partnership with other education and learning providers.

adult-learning-derby.org.uk 01332 717 900

The Derbyshire Network exists to improve the quality of work-based learning, apprenticeships, traineeships and NVQs to the benefit of employers and learners across the East Midlands and beyond.

thederbyshirenetwork.org 01773 744 081

Dukeries Further Education strives to raise the aspirations and achievements of the communities that it serves, providing high quality, innovative education and training for adults.

suttonacademy.attrust.org.uk/dukeriesfe 01623 860 304

Jointly owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, Futures is a leading not-for-profit provider of jobs and skills advice, training, apprenticeships and support to young people and adults who need help preparing for work or training.

futuresadvice.co.uk 0115 960 1597


learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training e-assessment and employment services in the UK. They support organisations to recruit, train and nurture their staff, helping around 6,000 businesses every year.

learndirect.com 0800 101 901

Brackenhurst Campus is a 200-hectare beautiful country estate in Nottinghamshire, with a specialist animal unit, veterinary nursing centre, equestrian centre, and glasshouse complex.

ntu.ac.uk/ares 0115 848 5238

NTN is a membership network of independent training providers, colleges, schools and employers who work closely with key partners to support individuals into education, employment and training such as apprenticeships and traineeships.

ntn-wbl.org.uk 01623 404 341


Randstad is one of the top recruitment consultancies in the world and the UK's leading provider of support workers to students with disabilities, health conditions or additional learning needs, working with over 160 universities and colleges.

randstad.co.uk 01582 811 600

Remploy is the UK's leading provider of disability employment since 1946. It delivers a range of contracts and employment programmes for people with substantial barriers to work.

remploy.co.uk 0300 456 8052

Women’s Leadership Network

WLN aims to drive forward the gender equality agenda and to support all underrepresented groups in management and governance in the sector.

wlnfe.org 01983 857 847

Working Links delivers specialist and tailored services for people with varying and often complex needs to enable them to create better futures for themselves and their communities.

workinglinks.co.uk 0800 917 9262

Youth Education Project

'Youth Education Project offers a diverse learning environment that creatively supports young people to develop transferable skills, to actively explore employment options and/or to secure further training opportunities.

youtheducationproject.org.uk 0116 319 6585

“It is always comforting to know that emfec is there to support and give advice when required and get a regional perspective on national policy and practice.”

-Suzanne, Gateway College

“We work closely with emfec and its fellow members to effectively share best practice, promote good work and ideas with a wider audience and grow networks of common interest.”

-Louise, West Nottinghamshire College