South Worcester College & Warwickshire College Group

The Challenge

Conduct a feasibility study for two colleges considering collaboration, considering the pros / cons of different potential models of collaboration.

What we did

Combined staff and stakeholder interviews with desk based research to understand the respective FE landscapes in terms of recruitment trends, demographics, curriculum development opportunities, progression routes, and the local competition, Assessed the benefits of collaboration under different potential models from soft federation through to merger within the context of the respective strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing both organisations.

Result

Produced a comprehensive report, with a recommended course of action, detailing the relative benefits and risks associated with different models of collaboration for presentation to both college Boards.