Join a Course Providers Network

Join a Course Providers Network

Arvon Writing Courses“ has been a great help to Arvon in our efforts to reach new writers.  We have had many requests for brochures come through the site, and appreciate being part of a network for residential lifelong learning courses” (George Palmer, Communications Manager, Arvon)

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia National Park

“Of all the sites we have an entry on, the site gives us by far the most new contacts” (Andrew Oughton, Head of Business, Plas Tan y Bwlch)


A few comments from former ARCA members about the benefits of networking with other course providers

ARCA colleges tend to be small organisations and most of us are one-“man” bands in terms of our work areas. It is very supportive to be able to call on the experience of colleagues in the same function in another college.
We have found it useful, for example, when considering energy-saving improvements and fundraising for special projects. Another thing our staff team have found useful is visits to other colleges, either as part of the AGM or as a specially arranged outing. 

When I first started to think about installing wi-fi in public areas, it was very reassuring to find that, following one very brief email to the ARCA mailing list, I had four very clear pieces of solid advice within 3 hours

When I needed a Miniature Painting tutor at short notice, I emailed my ARCA colleagues and had a tutor within the hour. She turned out to be fantastic!

All full members / course providers listed with this website are invited to join the online networking groups and attend the Standing Conference of Residential Course Providers at Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire.
Sign up to the group on professional networking website LinkedIn – start and take part in discussions, connect with other providers and ask questions about common issues. You can receive email alerts on a daily or weekly basis to keep up with activity in the group
Join the Google+ LifeLong Learning Community to share details about your courses or take part in online chats or hangouts. This is a great way to meet other course providers online. You can receive updates from the group via SMS or Email.

For further information about the Standing Conference of Residential Course Providers (6-7 May 2014) at Knuston Hall contact The Centre Manager via