Colleges West Midlands is a formal partnership of 17 colleges across the West Midlands united in our aim to create an integrated further education ecosystem which delivers the contemporary skills for business growth and which empower our residents, regardless of their background, age or circumstances, to progress and prosper in life through the transformational power of learning.

Together we are stronger.

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Training programmes and courses to help people in the West Midlands to get a job, update their skills and stay in demand in today’s changing workplace.

The collective force of the FE sector across our members consists of:

Combined annual turnover of over £476 million

£236 million of funding for 16 to 18-year-olds

Over 9,500 employees of which 6,500 are teachers

757,000 sq metres of college estate

£33 million of funding for apprentices

£73 million of funding for adult students

We support:

Over 119,000 students every year

We teach 57,000 adult students

We train around 15,000 apprentices

We work with 12,000 employers

47,000 young people aged 16 to 18 to participate in full-time programmes

Latest insights from the sector

The best way to stay up-to-date with news and articles from the region, is to follow us on social media.

Twitter Feed: @WMColleges

  • Train the Green Skills Trainer! For teachers of any subject area working in Further Education, please sign-up now as we aim to expand Green Skills capacity in teachers working across all curriculum areas. #GreenSkillsWMW 🌍
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • An exceptional day at the Green Skills Summit yesterday! An impressive line of experts took to the stage at @TheRepTheatre to discuss the meaning and importance of #GreenSkills A massive thanks to @FircroftCollege leading on this important project. #GreenSkillsWMW
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: 🌱🌱🌱 NOW WITH ADDED QR CODE 🌱🌱🌱 If you're teaching post-16 anywhere in the West Midlands (and Warwickshire) Combined Authority area, this is free, fabulous and will really help you get your head around integrating green skills into your subject specialist teaching. Not *just* for biologists or engineers! Please share widely 😊 Register via the QR code or this link:
    POSTED BY: @LouMycroft
  • RT by @WMColleges: If you are interested in green skills please come along to our event next week Green Skills Summit Tickets, Wed 24 Jan 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
    POSTED BY: @mellenehan
  • An invaluable opportunity for FE colleagues in the West Midlands. Learn how to use your influence to spread Green Skills through your college role.
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: 🕒 There's still time to enrol on one of our part-time adult courses! Pop in & see us tomorrow at our adult enrolment event to find out more! 🙂 🕓 4 - 7pm 📍 Broadway campus, The Broadway, Dudley DY1 4AS To find out more, visit our website: 🖥️
    POSTED BY: @Dudley_College
  • RT by @WMColleges: We had a fab afternoon yesterday with @SparkMediaHQ filming the FE BAME recruitment video that is being produced by Colleges West Midlands. Huge thanks to our very own Faisal Arif and Violet Williams for taking part. Can’t wait to see the final cut! #InspiringFutures
  • Great fun today at the CWM Digital Group meeting. Thank you to @southstaffs for hosting this event and sharing the VR experience software.
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: T Levels are coming to BMet this September! If you’re aged 16 -19, prefer practical learning, T Levels are equivalent to 3 A Levels but including ‘on the job’ work experience. We have 5 T Levels you can choose from, it’s not too late to apply at
  • A very productive morning at @FircroftCollege as we explore Green Skills in our CWM Learning, Curriculum and Professional Development meeting! 🌏♻️ #GreenSkills #ClimateChange #CWM
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: We're pleased to be able to help bust myths about living life with a #learningdisability for #LearningDisabilityWeek. Our students and staff are sharing how it is possible to thrive in chosen #subjects and #careers, with the right #support! 😊 #Opportunities #LDWeek #LDweek23
  • RT by @WMColleges: We’re just about to start our annual #Student #Celebration #Awards held at @AVFCOfficial. What a great #opportunity it is to #celebrate the fantastic #achievements, #talents and #successes of our amazing students! #GoodLuck everyone! 👏🎉👍
  • A massive thank you to @FeLeadership on the delivery of our Sponsorship Training Session for the CWM Future Leaders. #RacialEqualityProject
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: It’s Refugee Week 19th-25th June, and some of our Craft Club members created the flags of their home countries using collage 🌎 🗺️ !! #refugeeweek #craftclub #halesowencollege #collage
    POSTED BY: @halesowencoll
  • Congratulations and thank you for inviting us down today to visit!
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: Outstanding for High Needs Provision - Ofsted Principal Paul Cook MBE, says, “It is hugely rewarding that the dedication of staff and the determination of learners to achieve their very best has been recognised by the Ofsted inspection team.” Read more:
    POSTED BY: @HerewardCollege
  • RT by @WMColleges: Learners with high needs at @HerewardCollege receive ‘outstanding’ provision from highly ambitious staff focused on ensuring they achieve their very best. That’s the hugely positive verdict of Ofsted inspectors in a report published today, which follows a four-day inspection in April.- @Ofstednews #Ofsted #Ofstedrating #OfstedReport
    POSTED BY: @FENews
  • Join @coventrycollege at their Summer Career Fair on Wednesday 19th July 09-30am-13:00pm
    POSTED BY: @WMColleges
  • RT by @WMColleges: 🔥 We have a FREE two day team leading course starting soon 🔥 Enhance your CV, learn about leadership styles, target setting, dealing with conflict and more whilst gaining an accredited qualification ✅ Apply today 👇
    POSTED BY: @telfordcollege
  • RT by @WMColleges: Today is World Environment Day, a day that urges us all to protect our natural surroundings! There are many ways you can get involved and observe World Environment Day, including planting a tree, volunteering or making a commitment to recycling!♻️🍃
    POSTED BY: @HOW_College

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