Informing strategy with data insight

Welcome to RCU. We are leaders in innovative data analysis and research for the post-16 education sector.

Unrivalled understanding of post-16 education and skills data

We offer a range of products and services, providing robust and flexible market intelligence to help education and skills leaders make informed strategic decisions.

How can Vector help?

Vector is a highly visual and easy to use online market intelligence tool that offers a complete picture of post-16 education and skills demand in your local area.

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“Insights from RCU have helped us develop a curriculum based around demand and the needs of future students.”

Michael Bennett
Head of Student Recruitment
London Metropolitan University

Consultancy

If you require something tailored to your individual needs please get in touch. We offer bespoke data analysis, research and consultancy solutions to help you make the right strategic decisions.

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Simon Kirby - Director of Marketing & Communications
“Thanks to RCU we have been able to identify specific opportunities for growth and can plan our marketing communications more effectively, maximising our ROI.”

Simon Kirby
Director of Marketing and Communications,
Nottingham College

Research

Working with a wide range of influential organisations we are well respected and trusted for delivering high quality and unrivalled insight into the post-16 education and skills sector.

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MiDES

MiDES is a shared service developed by RCU for the Association of Colleges (AoC). We provide a suite of unique in-year benchmarked data reports for AoC member colleges.

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News and Insights

News & Events

Value Added Workshop – 15th October 2019

29th August 2019 by Chris Lee

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News & Events

AoC Data, Performance and Accountability Conference

by Chris Lee

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Insights

College Ofsted Grades by Region

30th July 2019 by Graham Whalley

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Who we work with

The Sheffield College
Blackburn College
Grantham College
Bishop Burton College
Blackpool and Fylde College
HCUC
Association of Colleges (AOC)
RNN Group
Nottingham College
Carlisle College
Capital City College Group
Priestley College
The Manchester College
East Coast College
Central Bedfordshire College
GTA England
Kidderminster College
Barnsley College
Barnet Southgate College
Sunderland College
Wirral Metropolitan College
Blackpool Sixth Form
Gatsby Foundation
East Sussex College Group
Trafford College Group
Activate Learning
City of Bristol College
Leeds City College
Preston’s College
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