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Our partners

As an independent education charity Edge works with a number of organisations who share our belief in the importance of practical, technical and vocational learning. Thank you to all our partners for working with us to make education better.

AELP

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national trade association representing providers involved in skills and employment delivery, responding to the needs of employers, learners and the local communities. One voice, making a difference.

AoC

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up in 1996 by colleges to act as their collective voice. We exist to represent and promote the interests of colleges and provide our members with professional support services. Our membership is made up of 308 further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges across the UK – 95% of the sector.

Apprenticeships

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. The website is an excellent source of information on apprenticeships, and all vacancies are advertised here.

ASCL

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) speaks on behalf of members and acts on behalf of children and young people. ASCL is Britain's leading professional body representing over 18,000 school, college and system leaders, across the UK, including primary schools, multi-academy trusts and those working across phases.

ASDAN

ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.

British Chambers of Commerce

The BCC is an authentic voice for British business and a leading commentator on the UK economy, drawing on a powerful network that represents business interests in Westminster, Brussels, and in every part of the UK.

BTEC

Chosen by over 1 million learners every year, BTEC offers a range of professional qualifications for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers, or planning to enter university.

The Bulwell Academy

Our proactive approach to developing positive outcomes for our students has been recognised by business leaders and we were awarded the 'School of the Year Award' by the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce in October 2013. We are recognised as leaders in developing strong business partnerships to enable the best outcomes for our students.

CBI

The CBI is the UK's premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers. Our mission - a thriving UK economy that's good for everyone.

City & Guilds

We are the leading skills development organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Our qualifications are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

Collab Group

The Collab Group is a forward thinking membership organisation which represents 35 leading Colleges and College Groups who collaborate, at a local and national level, with a wide range of stakeholders in the development of sustainable professional and technical skills to enable a transformation of the productive capacity of the UK economy.

The College Marketing Network

The College Marketing Network has been supporting marketing professionals working in further education and specialist colleges since 1987. Based in Preston, we have members in colleges across the UK.

Enabling Enterprise

Enabling Enterprise is an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by a team of teachers in 2009. Our mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in life.

F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools Ltd is a social enterprise working with committed industry partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One.

Fair Train

Fair Train is a charity, an employer and a business. We are the owners of the national Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation and the Group Training Association (GTA) for the voluntary and community sector.

Festival of Learning

Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) is a national celebration of lifelong learning. Whether you already love to learn, would like to have a go and learn something new, or are involved in helping others learn, Festival of Learning is for you.​

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. We aim to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and promote effective approaches to improving numeracy.

Not Going to Uni

Notgoingtouni was founded in 2008 by Tom Mursell a student who couldn't find a website that showed him his options outside of going to university. Notgoingtouni has captured the imagination of not only students but parents and careers advisors and has found itself at centre stage at this time of unprecedented change.

OCR

OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes.

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE, with a view to encourage more entrepreneurial activity in the UK based on a philosophy of ‘learning by doing’.

Studio School Trust

The Studio Schools Trust is the organisation that unites all Studio Schools. We act as a linking point between Studio Schools, enabling the sharing of best practice as well as providing advice and curriculum support. We also work closely with the Department for Education, and a range of national and local organisations and employers.