ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is the national organisation representing all 15 further education (FE) colleges and institutions in Wales. Created in 1993 as an educational charity and a company limited by guarantee, it was known as “fforwm” until its renaming in 2009.
CollegesWales offices are based in Tongwynlais, Cardiff, where the core staff including the WFEPC is based, and a small team of consultants.
Through CollegesWales, colleges are represented on various committees, working parties and other groups that influence and shape policy in post-16 education and life-long learning. In the main, CollegesWales’ senior staff serve as the representatives on these groups. Individual board members, principals, and senior staff from member colleges may also be nominated by the CollegesWales board, chief executive, or by a CollegesWales network to represent colleges on particular areas of policy or committees.