Developing empowerment, sustainability and clarity

Bob Hill

Bob Hill Associates are the first choice providers of specialist curriculum-based services in the further education sector.

For more than 20 years, Bob Hill and his highly experienced colleagues have been working alongside some of the UKs most prestigious, high-achieving colleges.

The team applies its combined expertise to help these organisations anticipate and overcome the growing challenges facing one of the UKs fastest-changing sectors.

Empowerment, sustainability and clarity are the cornerstones of Bob Hill Associates approach to supporting some of the UKs leading colleges..

The sector comparisons, processes, planning tools and approach provided by Bob Hill Associates were invaluable in successfully guiding us through our transformational planning. – Tony Lewin, Principal, Newcastle College.

The team is the sector’s leading provider of:-

  • Curriculum planning and delivery
  • Operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Financial structuring and stability
  • Additional learning support, optimisation and MIS support
Having worked in the sector for over 20 years, including senior management posts, Bob Hill offers an unrivalled breadth of experience in college curriculum planning, development and performance management for all income streams, including Apprentice provision. This is supported by a strong strategic perspective, analytical skills and an innovative approach.

Posts & Articles

Note from a Large Levy Payer

I had the opportunity the other day of talking to the Head of Talent Management of a large PLC with in the region of 19,000 employees in the UK. So, a pretty big Levy pot! They currently have around 200 Apprentices at any one time on a combination of Technical and...

2018 – A Year of Change & Opportunity

Reflecting, as one does twixt the excesses of Christmas turkey and New Year libations... It is clear that 2018 will once again be a year of great change for those involved in post 16 skills delivery, but also one of opportunity and at least two very significant...

Developing an offer which is “fit for the future”

Now that half term is out of the way and results for 2016/17 have been finalised in the R14 submission it is time to look ahead to a future which promises much change in the qualification landscape with the introduction of T levels, much change in the mix of provision...

Time to get strategic with you Curriculum Planning

Being more strategic with our Curriculum Planning is something we have all paid lip service to for many years. However, with the Apprentice changes coming into effect after next month and confirmation in the budget yesterday of the full adoption of the Sainsbury...


Derrick Jones

Derrick Jones

Derrick is an experienced Director who focuses on the needs of the Education and Training sector. Prior to entering consultancy, Derrick had 15 years experience in education with his last post being as a Vice Principal of a large College in the North West of England where he was responsible for the areas of Finance, Personnel, Estates, MIS, Admissions, Marketing, and Catering.

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John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson

John has over 35 years’ experience as a lecturer and manager in the Further Education sector and for the last 19 years working as an adviser to the education sector for a number of national consulting firms and now as an independent adviser.

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Clive Proctor

Clive Proctor

Clive is a very experienced MIS professional who has worked in the post-16 FE sector for over 30 years, including 20 years in management information. Working in the sector for one of the large accountancy firms in recent years Clive has gained significant experience of performing in a consultancy role.

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