Claire Collins

Managing Director


Claire started her career teaching English in Poland and Greece before the lure of ESOL practice drew her back to the UK in the late 1990s. She honed her craft teaching adult ESOL and literacy, then supporting learners’ and other teachers’ English development in all its various forms, including Key, then Functional Skills, GCSEs, and English embedded in vocational and technical areas. Claire now heads up national professional development and action research programmes across the FE sector, with prison, FE, ACL and work-based learning teams. She also leads projects in the creative and media industries, alongside initiatives focussing on adult literacy and digital literacy learning.

Claire also has a keen interest in digital literacy and leads for CCC on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Claire is the production editor for the RaPAL network, which focuses on adult literacies as social practices.

Something personal

I love spending my time outside; walking, playing ping pong (in any weather!), and cycling … I live by the coast and, having grown up in landlocked Birmingham, being close to the sea is a source of constant joy.

Get in touch with Claire if:

You would like to know more about a project CCC is involved with or if you’d like to talk about working with CCC as a partner.