Network of Networks

This is a pan European network of organisations similar to us which represent and assist HE/FE institutions to respond to EU policies and priorities for higher education and sharing best practice in delivery to students. Current members are from Finland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland Slovenia, Spain.


Colleges Partnership is the UK partner on a EURASHE led centralised Erasmus+ Key Action 3 project, ‘Supporting Apprenticeships between Professional Higher Education & Small and Medium Enterprises’. The project examines how best to generate and support higher level apprenticeships opportunities in SMEs.

Mobility Consortium

We coordinate a higher education staff mobility consortium funded through Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme. It works at strategic level to assist our partner colleges to increase their participation in mobility and transnational cooperation projects by organising structured staff mobility experiences for key staff, College Board members and other influencers in these institutions.


Project ProLeNE (Promoting the recognition of Learning in National and European contexts) was a project funded by Key Activity 1 of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The aim was to promote the benefits of credit rating informal, non-formal and non-accredited learning to learners and stakeholders and to expand the volume and range of credit rated provision in Scotland’s national qualifications framework (NQF) - the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The project was jointly managed by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications and Framework Partnership (SCQFP) and the Colleges Partnership.

Arabic online

An online course of Modern Standard Arabic designed for business, students, and tourists and educationally-curious was designed to make Arabic language learning more accessible. Supported through Key Activity 2 of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme Colleges Partnership was a partner in this international project led by Pendragon Language Teaching (England). (more)

Valorising Grundtvig

Contracted by the Commission, Colleges Partnership led a team of experts from 10 European countries in the review almost 400 transnational projects in the field of adult education, funded by the Grundtvig action (2002 to 2007). Over a 14 month period, and in direct consultation with colleagues from both DG EAC and EACEA, the team undertook project and product analyses to produce a compendium of the top 200 projects and a series of recommendations for propagating the spread of best practice in adult learning across Europe. (more)

A number of our projects are funded through the ERASMUS + programme and its predecessor the Lifelong Learning Programme. Find out more about ERASMUS + here

  • The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency here
  • UK National Agencies for ERASMUS+ here
  • The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) here
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) here
  • SCQF here
  • European Higher Education Area (EHEA) here

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