Why choose Advance?

We can help you solve your challenges quicker and meet your strategic goals faster.  As a result you achieve improved learner success faster than you would alone.

We accomplish this by using our expertise - both in-house and sourced through best-in-class partners - and our commitment to providing quality and consistency. We focus on the following four areas:

  1. Curriculum Design and Innovation 
  2. Leadership and delivery staff development
  3. Embedding education funding and policy changes
  4. Employer engagement

"The big achievement from using the Advance service is the huge increase in our success rates."

Leslyn Linton-Proctor, director of teaching and learning at North West Kent College

Curriculum Design and Innovation

Working with your senior leaders we plan, resource and implement a curriculum that is effective, efficient & innovative.

We will use robust labour market information supplied by our partners, EMSI, to work with you to design a competitive curriculum offer that meets the needs of local industry, boosts learner employability and maximises funding. This model can be applied to your whole college or specific departments.

"The Advance consultants provided us with a strong evidence base about what we needed to be offering and why, which helped us to scope our curriculum for the coming years. We have been able to allocate resources appropriate to demand and positively differentiate ourselves from other colleges and training providers in the area."   

Mike Welsh, Vice Principal – College of North West London 


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Leadership and delivery staff development

Leadership and Management

Our leadership and management programmes have been developed specifically for the FE sector so will equip your leaders and managers with the exact skills and competencies required operate at the highest levels and support fast and effective delivery of your strategy and achievement of your goals.


Our programmes are designed with leading management consultants and trainers Xenonex and KPMG and are offered at two levels:

  1. Middle Manager
  2. Senior Leader

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"A truly inspirational management development process that will foster and encourage the technical skills that tomorrows’ FE leaders need"

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Former Executive Director, 157 Group

"We believe that the City and Guilds Leadership and Management in FE Programme provides the right balance between training and development in leading and managing people and teams" 

Darren Tidmarsh, Executive Director of HR & MIS, The Sheffield College

Advanced CPD Training

Whether you are a tutor or assessor looking to update your skills and knowledge, a head of department wanting to upskill your teams or an HR and training professional searching for cross college or provider training, Advance CPD training can provide you with the solution you need.

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"Expert knowledge of the presenters, that know and work in the industry. The session provided information that is highly beneficial to my organisation." 

Rani Russell – Key Training Services

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Embedding education funding and policy changes

We share your challenge of managing constant policy change. We work with your teams to plan for, embed and excel through change.


We can help you plan for what’s next on the horizon, whist supporting you to effectively embed existing policy changes, be that the new apprenticeship model, 14-19 programmes or maths & English.


Using a tried and tested method, our consultants will review and critique your current strategies, develop an action plan and bring that plan to life by providing relevant training, guidance and coaching for all involved.


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Employer engagement

We provide an annual programme of employer-led interventions which result in improved student engagement and employability skills, up skilling of college staff and opportunities for apprenticeships, work experience and jobs.


Delivered in partnership with MyKindaFuture It can provide an innovative solution to fulfilling OFSTED requirements around employability.


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Case studies

We've worked with a wide range of clients.

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Advance CPD Training

Get ahead with engaging and interactive CPD training led by industry experts

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Curriculum design and innovation in partnership with:


Activate Learning

Our Leadership & Management programmes are delivered in partnership with:

Xeno coaching talent



Employer engagement in partnership with:

My Kinda Future