Our partners

We are completely committed to sustaining prosperity and supporting communities in and around Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

We do this by nurturing and strengthening our existing partnerships and developing new links and opportunities with schools, universities, community organisations, employers and local authorities.

Working closely with our partners, we strive to:

  • Support our students in their journey through college and into employment, higher education or training
  • Make Bristol and South Gloucestershire an even better place in which to work and live.

Our partner organisations include:

Bristol City Council, South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC), Department of Work and Pensions, University of West of England, West of England Combined Authority, West of England LEP, Creative Youth Network, The Princes Trust, Cabot Learning, Western Training Providers Network, University of Bristol, Brook Advisory, Bristol Drugs Project, Off the Record, SARI, South Gloucestershire Council, EACH, National Careers Service, NHS South West, 4YP and VOSCUR. 

Our subcontracting partners: delivering education provision in partnership with City of Bristol College

You can click the logos to be taken to each partner’s website, to find more information about their provision and contact details.

Adult provision: Cabot Learning Federation deliver ESOL from a purpose-built community education centre in Redfield called The Beacon Centre. You can study ESOL courses to gain qualifications in spoken and written English skills, to help you go further in your education or employment.

16-18 provision: Circomedia has been leading the way in contemporary circus for over 25 years, with its unique emphasis within the circus sector on the use of the body to convey meaning, the performer as creator and the combination of circus with physical theatre.

16-18 provision: Life Cycle UK’s bike maintenance and repair course covers topics like how to scrap a bike, how to price a bike when servicing, wheel true-ing, the history of bikes, how to service parts etc.

16-18 and adult provision: HWV has its own building (The Gatehouse Centre) in Hartcliffe and offers an A2A study programme for 16-18 year olds, as well as many adult courses. It doesn’t matter if you are unemployed or employed, or if you have low level or no qualifications, HWV aims to get people qualifications, get them into employment, or help them to begin or continue their education. The core subjects on offer are English, maths, GCSEs, IT, employability, and personal development. HWV has an Ofsted-registered creche and café on site.

16-18 provision: The Park is based at The Park Community Centre in Knowle, which is a busy and inclusive site of education, community activity, business, support services and leisure at the centre of the local community. The Park has a range of vocational courses within study programmes for 16-18 year olds, and those aged 16-24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Adult Provision: Local Learning have a dedicated training centre in Lawrence Hill, offering IAG, English, maths, IT, digital skills and employability qualifications to adults through a blend of online and classroom learning, with one to one support available.

Adult provision: The Skill Centre supports the construction industry by offering upskilling Level 2 qualifications and accessible routes to careers in construction.

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