What is it we do?

The organisation is a shared and dedicated resource that allows partners to work collectively on joint policy issues and provides expert advice and technical support on funding, in particular ERASMUS+, Horizon 2020, ESF, ERDF etc. Colleges Partnership uses its expert knowledge and connections to represent the views of partners in a range of funding, policy and technical forums and it is a repository of good practice and transnational partnership connections. The organisation is also involved in a range of partnership and consultancy projects which further the interests of its partners. (read more)

Our Partners

The core membership comprises six colleges of the further and higher education in Scotland. These institutions represent just over a third of the statutory provision of vocational education and training in Scotland and support around ten percent of the nation's higher education student population.

Other agencies have seen the value of Colleges Partnership services and have progressed their own European ambitions through its technical consultancy work. (read more)

Partner colleges were awarded and managed over £240m of EU Funds for vocational training and creation of their modern, fit for purpose college buildings.

Our Board

The organisation is funded by its partner organisations and governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is drawn from the partner organisations. College Partnership staff provide the secretariat to the board of directors and deliver Colleges Partnership services to members.

Alan Sherry


Principal - Glasgow Kelvin College

(EURASHE Board Member)

Stewart McKillop

Vice Chair

Principal - South Lanarkshire College