We are extremely proud to receive the MOD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award which demonstrates our committment to Armed Forces veterans and their families.

We work with the MOD to deliver apprenticeships to around 4000 service personnel serving in the UK and overseas and we employ more than 70 veterans in our company who are absolutely key to our success.  

This represents 80% of our workforce and as a Disability Confident employer we also welcome veterans who have disabilities. 

In my experience, our veterans are some of the very best trainers and assessors of Apprentices, due to their management and vocational skills, plus the personal development that they receive during their military careers. 

It enables them to deliver learning in a way that is relatable to serving soldiers and gives them credibility and gravitas. Our staff come from the same background as our learners and everyone benefits. 

Some of our staff continue to serve as part of the reserves or with cadets, using their skills to train the next generation of service personnel. We allow additional paid leave so that staff can carry out their commitments which we wholeheartedly support. 

Our core values of teamwork and excellence align with those of the military and make our company a great fit for those soldiers looking for the next stage of their career. We always welcome applications from our military personnel and their families as we move forward in making The Colleges Partnership the best it can be. 

Tony Basham – Executive Director, The Colleges Partnership Ltd 

kieranAs a very keen golfer Kieran Flowers, Apprenticeship co-ordinator in Chepstow, was thrilled to have been picked this November to take part in the Clyde Pearce Cup, which is named after an Australian amateur golfer killed in World War I. 

The Clyde Pearce Cup is a golf tournament brought about by the combined efforts of Soldier On Australia and Battle Back Golf United Kingdom, who believe in using the power of sport to inspire recovery and support the rehabilitation of current and ex-serving personnel from both countries who have been impacted by their service. More importantly the Clyde Pearce Cup brings individuals together from different parts of the world who have been through similar events in their lives.

Ten golfers from each country took part in the three-day event, teeing off in Noosa Springs, Queensland, Australia at the very prestigious Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort.

The event would also saw Battle Back Golfers play two rounds of golf in Melbourne and attend the Melbourne Cup.  

Kieran said "After injuries sustained whilst on an operational tour of Iraq, golf has and continues to aid my physical recovery and for me more important are the psychological benefits through improvements in self-esteem and confidence that you gain from seeing a gradual improvement in your ability to perform, not to mention the comradery and new like-minded friends I have made through Battle Back.

Having made such a commitment to compete in the competition, I have got to thank my employer, The Colleges’ Partnership for their continued support to me and other members of staff by allowing us to take time off to participate in events like The Clyde Pearce Cup without their support I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take part in such an inspiring competition."

Battle Back Golf

Battle Back Golf programme is a military initiative designed to utilise the sport of golf to support the wounded, injured and sick. Over the years the programme has proved successful in supplementing the physical, psychological and cognitive rehabilitation of serving and veteran personnel.

The programme offers golfing education programmes, competitive opportunities and golf equipment which all aim to engage with the members through golf and enhance their social integration.keiran group

Soldier On

Soldier On’s mission is to work side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, helping them to secure their futures.

We work side by side to help secure their futures.

Since 1990, over 290,000 brave men and women have served our country in the Australian Defence Force. From wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to peacekeeping missions in East Timor, Bougainville, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands, Somalia and Rwanda, our veterans have undertaken extraordinary tasks in defence of our nation.

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The Colleges Partnership is supporting the Walking Home for Christmas initiative. 

Every year they have a fantastic swell of support for our Armed Forces and commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant around Remembrance.

A great way to carry this enthusiasm forwards into the Christmas period is Walking With The Wounded’s ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ campaign.

  • Great way to engage staff
  • Easy way to generate positive local PR
  • Encourages activity focused on wellness and mental health
  • Drives fundraising for a military charity to help progress towards your Bronze/Silver/Gold award.

www.WalkingHomeForChristmas.com is Walking With The Wounded’s annual fundraising challenge to support those who served.

You can do it wherever you are, whatever your level of fitness and it is a great excuse to get a group or team of people together to show support..

  1. You sign up for free wherever you are, create your profile page, create a team if you want to and invite your friends.
  1. We send you a fundraising pack with a branded Santa hat and ideas.
  1. You plan, and do, a walk as challenging or creative as you choose to make it, any time between 12-22 December, and fundraise.


  • Walk home if you’ve never done it before. 10, 20, 30 miles. You CAN do it.
  • Walk between organisations.
  • Walk to/from a war memorial.
  • Walk to a friend’s house for dinner or a pub for a party
  • Create your own ‘Strava Art’ message (google it)

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  • Hand deliver a present
  • Carry home a Christmas tree
  • Have fun with numbers e.g. walk your age
  • Carry a £1 coin for every £1 donated to your page.

Whatever you do, be bold, raise money, do it with friends and you’ll have a memory that will last as long as the impact of your fundraising on the ex servicemen and women who need your support this  Christmas.

You’ll also have a strong story and photos to get PR for your group or organisation and fundraising effort.

Please see FAQs, image toolkit, information, case studies and ideas at www.WalkingHomeForChristmas.com

What do Walking With The Wounded do?

Christmas is great if you have a job, a home, a family and are in a good place mentally to cope with the crowds, the lights, the financial pressures. It’s tough if you don’t.

Walking With The Wounded provides vital employment, mental health and care coordination support to ex servicemen and women – and their families - who are most at risk.

Every £675 raised can enable a veteran to access a course of 1-2-1 mental healthcare starting within an average of 4 days of consent which can save a relationship, a job or even a life.


Below is a recent email from a beneficiary:

I just want to say thank you. For all that your organisation does. If it wasn’t for WWTW I don’t think I’d still be around or if i was then certainly not in a very good way.

The therapy I received was outstanding. Skipping all the boring background of it. The direct result means that now I feel like a normal dad. I can play with my children and this year i took my daughter to the park for the first time. The park i had the flash backs and nightmares in. 

Never did I think this day would come. The knock on effect of it all is that i progressed in my career also. I own my own company and a gym. It’s thriving and my level of care I can provide I put completely down to your organisation. 

I just can’t thank you enough, you’ve changed my life and my family. I still struggle with other areas but they are a work on. However my family life and role has a father is better than I could have ever imagined.

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Thank you so much for getting involved.


awards 16The Royal Signals Apprentice Champion of the Year is an award sponsored by the Colleges Partnership, presented to the individual who has consistently gone above and beyond the expected levels of support in order to get the very best out of each and every apprentice, encouraging and mentoring individuals to develop fully and realise their true potential.

This year’s winner is SSgt T Woodward of 611 Tp, 4 (Mil Trg) Sqn of 11 (RSS) Sig Regt.

His efforts to continuously improve tactical training exercises have enabled students to carry out their duties in field conditions, including austere and hostile environments.

He has also ensured that his instructors are developed, building up their knowledge and expertise and thereby enhancing the training they deliver. Drawing on his own extensive experience he has brought to life the training provided by his Troop and displayed a broad understanding of the value of experiential learning within an adult learning environment.

The prize is cheque for £100 which was presented by Carl Orme of The Colleges Partnership.
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Two major projects undertaken by The Colleges' Partnerhip have been entered for TES Awards 2020.
The first project is in the Supporting Learners category. It enables Nepalese Apprentices working through Functional Skills English . We have developed a Learning Environment written in Nepalese with learning resources and podcasts being produced by the Apprentices themselves, supported by commonwealth Assessors employed by us.
The Second project is in the Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment
category and showcases a mentor programme developed and financed by us for the Army Air Corps.

Apprentices working in remote locations are able to upload videos to a secure portal and track progress, ensuring Apprenticeships are completed in a timely fashion and saving an estimated 20 tons of Carbon Emmissions over a one year period.
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The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd has made information security and data privacy foundational principles of everything we do, and we recognise the importance of passing regulations to advance information security and data privacy for citizens of the EU. We are firmly committed to GDPR readiness.


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The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd. is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors of The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd website, individuals who register to use the products and services, and business partners or customers. This Privacy Notice describes our privacy practices in relation to the use of The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd website and Portal (Virtual Learning Environment) it’s services and solutions, and related applications, services, and programs, offered by The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd as well as your choices regarding use, access and correction of personal information.

This Privacy Notice describes how we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process personal data collected related to our Services and otherwise in the course of our business activities, including the information practices of the websites that link to this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected about The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd employees, applicants, or other personnel.

The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd Sites may contain links to other websites; and information practices and/or the content of such other websites shall be governed by the privacy statements of such other websites.

About Us

The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd provides its Services – which include educational support and solutions such as Apprenticeship and Professional Qualifications delivery and support to business customers, directly, and through partnerships and awarding bodies.

The Colleges Partnership Ltd is registered in England. Company Number 05606069. Our Registered Office is C/O Wiltshire College, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, SN15 3QD.

The Colleges' Partnership is a not for profit joint venture company owned by Wiltshire College and Bridgwater and Taunton College.

Customer Owned Data

As a provider of Services, we may receive, process or store certain information, including personal information. Information may include information from the end points and other systems, tools or devices that Customers manage or monitor using our Services, and end user data related to individuals’ activities on Customer’s network and systems. It may also include event logs, end user information (such as IP address, email address and computer name), and other data where relevant to a support or service request. The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd is a data processor for customer data.

Data Relating to Our Customers and Users of Our Sites

The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd collects information as part of its normal business operations and in the administration of its relationship with Customers, which may include personal information.

Business Contact and Customer Relationship Management. We collect and maintain information about our Customers, which may include company name, business contact name and title, phone number, email and other contact details. We may also collect billing address, financial account, credit card information, order details, subscription and license information, and usage details. In addition, we collect user credential and profile data (name, contact, authorized users) of Customer’s authorized users and account administrators.

Data Submitted on Sites. In order to access or use certain portions of the Sites, to enjoy the full functionality of the Sites, or to conduct or seek to conduct business with us, you may be prompted to provide certain personal data to us, including in the following ways:

by filling in forms (for example, a “Contact Us” form) on our Sites or anywhere else we conduct business;

by downloading or accessing the The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd Services;

by downloading documentation from our Sites;

by subscribing to newsletters or other communications; or

by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise using our contact details.

Typically, the personal data you give us may include name, business affiliation, business address, telephone number, and email address, and any personal details required to resolve any enquiries or complaints.

Customer Support and Service. When Customers contact us for support or other customer service requests, we maintain support tickets and other records related to the requests, including any information provided by Customers related to such support or service requests.

Usage Details. We collect information about Customers’ usage of our Services, including IP address, Customer ID, email address, and other usage statistics. We do not collect usage details about Customer end users, except as necessary for support or to provide the Services requested by Customers (in which case we are a data processor of such data).

When you visit our Sites, our server automatically collects certain browser or device generated information, which may in some cases constitute personal data, including but not limited to:

your domain;

your IP address;

your date, time and duration of your visit;

your browser type;

your operating system;

your page visits;

information from third parties;

other information about your computer or device; or

Internet traffic.

De-identified Data. We may de-identify and aggregate certain data we collect such that the data no longer identifies or can be linked to a particular customer or an individual data subject (“De-identified Data”), subject to the terms of any applicable customer agreements. We may use this data to improve our Services, analyse trends, publish market research, and for other marketing, research or statistical purposes, and may disclose such data to third parties for these specific purposes.

Other Data. The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd collects, uses and maintains certain data related to its business and the Services it provides to Customers, which is not personal data; this privacy notice does not restrict our use and processing of such data, including:


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None of the cookies we use collect personal information.

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The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.

Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information. 

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We also use web analytics services from other companies to track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it. These companies use cookies to help us improve our service to you.

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Your personal data:

The following is an overview of our purposes for using personal data that we process as a data controller. Additional details on how we process your personal data may be provided to you in a separate notice or contract.

For individuals in the European Union, our processing (i.e. use) of your personal data is justified on the following legal bases:

the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract at your request;

the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation;

the processing is in our legitimate interests, subject to your interests and fundamental rights, and notably our legitimate interest in using applicable data to conduct and develop our business activities; or

you have consented to the processing.

We use the personal data we collect to:

conduct and develop our business with you and with others;

process, evaluate and complete certain transactions involving the Sites, and more generally transactions involving The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd' Services;

operate, evaluate, maintain, improve and develop the Sites (including by monitoring and analysing trends, access to, and use of the Sites);

evaluate, improve and develop our Services generally;

customize our Sites to users' needs;

provide you with documentation or communications which you have requested;

correspond with users to resolve their queries or complaints;

provide you with any Services you request;

send you marketing communications, where it is lawful for us to do so;

protect and ensure safety of the Sites, The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd confidential and proprietary information, and The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd employees;

manage, protect against and investigate fraud, risk exposure, claims and other liabilities, including but not limited to violation of our contract terms or laws or regulations.

Disclosure of Personal Data

The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd is a not for profit joint venture company owned by Wiltshire College and Bridgwater and Taunton College and we may share personal data with our affiliated businesses as part of our business operations and administration of the Services. We may also appoint third party service providers (who will operate under our instructions) to assist us in providing information, products or services to you, in conducting and managing our business, or in managing and improving our Services or the Sites. The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd may share your personal data with these affiliates and third parties to perform services that the third parties have been engaged by The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd to perform on The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd's behalf, subject to appropriate contractual restrictions and security measures, or if we believe it is reasonably necessary to prevent harm or loss, or it believes that the disclosure will further an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activities.

The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd reserves the right to share any information that is not deemed personal data or is not otherwise subject to contractual restrictions.

If personal data is transferred outside the EU to third party service providers, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EU, including by entering into data transfer agreements, using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, or by relying on certification schemes such as the EU - US Privacy Shield..

We contractually require agents, service providers, and affiliates who may process personal data related to the Services to provide the same level of protections for personal data as required under the Principles

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Law Enforcement or National Security. In accordance with our legal obligations, we may also transfer Customer Data, subject to a lawful request, to public authorities for law enforcement or national security purposes.

Additional Disclosures. We may also disclose Customer Data (including any personal data), where otherwise required by law.

Just-in-Time Disclosures. Additional disclosures or information about processing of personal information related to specific websites, mobile applications, products, services, or programs may be provided to you. These may supplement and/or clarify The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd privacy practices in specific circumstances and provide you with additional choices as to how The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd may process your personal information.


The Sites, Services and Portal are not for use by children under the age of 16 years and The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd does not knowingly collect, store, share or use the personal data of children under 16 years. If you are under the age of 16 years, please do not provide any personal data, even if prompted by the Sites to do so. If you are under the age of 16 years and you have provided personal data, please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to notify The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd and The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd will delete all such personal data.


Where lawful to do so, and subject to your consent where required, we may communicate with Customers (and related business contacts) about our Services. If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications, please follow the unsubscribe links/instruction on all such communications.


The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd aims to safeguard and protect your personal data from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd utilizes and maintains certain reasonable processes, systems, and technologies to do so. However, you acknowledge that no environment is completely secure or error-free, and that these processes, systems, and technologies utilised and maintained by The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd are subject to compromise. Accordingly, we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our control.

Retention of Your Personal Data

We apply a general rule of keeping personal data only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required.

In specific circumstances, we may also retain your personal data for longer periods of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.

External Links

The Sites may contain links to third party sites. Since The Colleges’ Partnership Ltd does not control nor is responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites. This Policy applies solely to personal data collected by our Sites or in the course of our business activities.

Your Rights

Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all of the following rights available to you in respect of your personal data

to obtain a copy of your personal data together with information about how and on what basis that personal data is processed;

to rectify inaccurate personal data (including the right to have incomplete personal data completed);

to erase your personal data (in limited circumstances, such as where it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed);

to restrict processing of your personal data under certain circumstances

to port your data in machine-readable format to a third party (or to you) when we justify our processing on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract with you;

to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data (where that processing is based on your consent); and to obtain, or see a copy of the appropriate safeguards under which your personal data is transferred to a third country or international organisation.

In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to any processing of your personal data for which we have justified on the basis of a legitimate interest, including profiling (as opposed to your consent) or to perform a contract with you.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection.

In relation to all of these rights, please contact us at privacy@tcpartnership.ac.uk Please note that we may request proof of identity, and we reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, especially if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We will endeavour to respond to your request within all applicable timeframes.

If you contact us regarding Customer Data for which we are a data processor, we will attempt to refer your request to the relevant Customer, and data controller for your personal data.

Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this Notice, please contact us at:

By email - privacy@tcpartnership.ac.uk

By post – The Data Controller, 14b, Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Rd, Blandford, DT11 8ST

By phone – 01258 457091