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The Co-operative College
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The Co-operative College was established in 1919 as an adult and staff training centre for the co-operative movement.

Whilst headquartered in Holyoake House in Manchester (the home of Co-operativesUK) the Co-operative College provides learning, education, training, consultancy and research services for the co-operative, social enterprise and mutual sectors across the UK and internationally. It offers tailored workshops and qualifications for members, directors, staff and managers of co-operatives, social enterprise and mutual organisations.

The College also works outside of the co-operative movement with schools, young people and public bodies, raising awareness of the difference co-operatives and co-operative values can make to individuals and their communities.

It is governed by a Board of Governors comprising appointed representatives from the Co-operative and Mutual sector and Higher Education. The Board of Governors reports to the Board of Co-operativesUK in its capacity as Trustee of the Co-operative College.