A prospectus for capital investment in further education colleges in the West Midlands

Colleges West Midlands is committed to partnership working and collaborative arrangements to ensure the best outcomes and effective distribution of public funding for young people, adults and businesses in the region. Alongside strong partnership working between our own colleges, we engage closely with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Association of Adult Education Learning Providers, Universities West Midlands, employer networks, the Midlands Engine for Growth and other regional groups with an interest in skills and economic development.

This prospectus provides a high level assessment of the capability and capacity of the collective further education estate of colleges in the West Midlands to support the delivery of the region’s future skills need.

The prospectus details the location and the specialisms supported by the existing estate and reports on major capital projects, aligned to regional skills priorities, which will be completed over the next two to three years.

It also suggests where investment may be required in new build projects to meet the advanced and higher technical skills needs of the region’s priority sectors.