Welcome to the website for Colleges West Midlands. Colleges West Midlands is a formal strategic partnership of 18 colleges, including all colleges within the West Midlands Combined Authority area. We work together to support skills development across our regions, responding as a single voice to new initiatives and government reforms.

Developing a highly collaborative approach our ambition is to drive up the skills base in our regions, contributing to increased economic prosperity, social cohesion and inward investment.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Colleges West Midlands please contact: Lowell Williams Chair, Colleges West Midlands, email address: lowell.williams@collegeswestmidlands.org.uk tel no: 07728 499728.

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Reignite Your Future
A Regional Skills Recovery Programme has been set up across the West Midlands to help you to refresh and redevelop your skills!
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Tribute to John Callaghan

18th October 2021

John was larger than life. Those of us who knew him, knew well his wicked sense of humour. He loved making others laugh, often placing himself at the butt of his own jokes. But his humour was underpinned by steely determination. Forthright and articulate, you always knew where you were…

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John Callaghan

8th October 2021

Colleges West Midlands is really sad to learn of the death today, of John Callaghan, former Principal of Solihull College & University Centre. John was highly respected by all his colleagues and played a major role in the collaborative work of Colleges West Midlands. He will be greatly missed by…

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West Midlands has no plans to claw back AEB funds

14th May 2021

Exclusive: West Midlands Combined Authority says it doesn’t see the need to raise threshold on adult education delivery Further education providers in the West Midlands will not see a clawback on devolved adult education funding, the director of skills and productivity at West Midlands Combined Authority, Julie Nugent has said.  In early April,…

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