College Partners

UCS currently works with the following University & College partners:

Activate Learning

University Centre Colchester

For more information, please see their individual sections below: 


Activate Learning


There is a strong shared vision between Activate Learning and UCS to develop the students’ line of sight to employment in a niche pathway, using each parties' strengths to fully enhance the student experience. 

Together we aim to:

  • provide access to specific provision for students that contributes to the prosperity and stability of local communities and sporting talent.  

  • Widen participation amongst student groups that AL would otherwise be hard to reach, and other individuals that face barriers to participation in learning and work in the sporting industry, semi and professional sport.

  • Provide niche delivery in the heart of industry where students are able to gain HE education programmes and develop skills within the sporting industry.  

  • Extend the breadth of the provision and partnership: for example, through widening the range of Higher Education delivery offered to campuses & students and broadening the range of access to sector specific subject areas that can be covered and developed. 

  • Develop students’ softer skills and values to enable better job prospects and access to further study through HE in the sporting arena.  

  • Enable sports stars to be focused on skill development to allow them to flourish in the skill development and move into semi/professional sporting industry.

  • Access to all HE student study support for example, Learning platform (ALO) and Bursaries. 


University Centre Colchester


Become a UCS Provider

Do you want to deliver HE programmes with UCS?

We currently work with a network of leading Colleges and Universities to deliver the HNC/HND and BSc (Hons) programmes. 

We believe that undertaking degree level study opens opportunities for employment. The improved progression and destination data reflects very well with HE and FE providers. It also allows potential partners to accelerate the growth of HE, with in-year funding. 

We are interested in developing further partnerships that will support UCS in growing to all areas of The UK, and overseas. 

Please click the button below to get in touch and one of our senior team will get back to you.