Who we are

ColegauCymru is a post-16 education registered charity that raises the profile of further education colleges in Wales. We are a not-for-profit member-led body established in 1995 by colleges, for colleges. There are presently 12 colleges in Wales that are paying members of ColegauCymru.

Fforwm Services Limited is a Private Limited Company registered with Companies House and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ColegauCymru.

Acting as the collective voice, we represent and promote the interests of colleges and post-16 education, and work closely with members to advocate on behalf of the FE sector.

Our vision

Delivering education advancement for the benefit of the general public in Wales.

Our mission

Promoting world-class education, training and skills outcomes for all post-compulsory learners in Wales.

Through our work we will:

  • Provide a credible and authoritative representational service for colleges in Wales
  • Assist colleges, through strategic level contributions, to deliver their vital contribution to the economic and social needs of Wales
  • Serve the ambitions of learners and the needs of employers in Wales
  • Enhance colleges’ national and international reputation

We also provide members with professional support services, including expert advice lines for:

  • Trade Union and Employment matters
  • Policy and Development
  • Communications and Political Affairs
  • Management and Governance
  • Teaching and Learning

We represent colleges nationally and influence Government and its agencies on policies affecting the sector and their learners and staff at national and regional levels.

ColegauCymru  is the first port of call when seeking information about Welsh colleges. We also work with colleges in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.