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Further Education Commissioner intervention reports

Summaries of the FE Commissioner's intervention reports on FE colleges and the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills' responses.

The FE Commissioner assesses FE colleges and other institutions that are subject to formal intervention. Formal intervention is triggered if they:

Colleges may receive a diagnostic assessment if they:

  • have a ‘requires improvement’ rating from Ofsted
  • have an Ofsted ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ rating for apprenticeships
  • are assessed by ESFA to be in early intervention for financial health

Full details are set out in intervention policy in colleges and expansion of the Further Education Commissioner role.

Following a formal intervention assessment, the commissioner reports to the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister setting out their recommendations for how the FE college or provider can improve.

The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills then writes to the chair of governors of the college or provider setting out the outcome of the intervention assessment and confirming the next steps.

Reports and ministerial responses

  1. FE Commissioner intervention: Northumberland College
  2. FE Commissioner intervention: Ruskin College
  3. FE Commissioner intervention: Moulton College
  4. FE Commissioner intervention: Prospects College of Advanced Technology
  5. FE Commissioner intervention: Sunderland City Metropolitan borough council
  6. FE Commissioner intervention report: Barnfield College
  7. FE Commissioner intervention report: Cadbury Sixth Form College
  8. FE Commissioner intervention report: Bradford College
  9. FE Commissioner intervention report: Kirklees College
  10. FE Commissioner intervention report: The Guildford College Group
  11. FE Commissioner intervention report: Moulton College
  12. FE Commissioner intervention: Bracknell and Wokingham College
  13. FE Commissioner intervention report: The Cornwall College Group
  14. FE Commissioner intervention report: Oldham College
  15. FE Commissioner intervention report: Redcar and Cleveland College
  16. FE Commissioner intervention report: Wiltshire council
  17. FE Commissioner intervention report: Stratford-upon-Avon College
  18. FE Commissioner intervention report: City of Liverpool College
  19. FE Commissioner intervention: Huntingdonshire Regional College
  20. FE Commissioner intervention report: Epping Forest College
  21. FE Commissioner intervention report: Hull College group
  22. FE Commissioner intervention report: Hereward College
  23. FE Commissioner intervention report: Tresham College
  24. FE Commissioner intervention report: Lambeth College
  25. FE Commissioner intervention report: Mid Cheshire College
  26. FE Commissioner intervention reports: June 2014 to May 2016

Closed interventions

  1. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Essex county council
  2. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Gateway Sixth Form College
  3. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Richmond upon Thames College
  4. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
  5. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Wakefield district council
  6. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Stafford College
  7. End of FE Commissioner intervention letter: Stanmore College
  8. End of FE Commissioner intervention: Canterbury College
  9. End of FE Commissioner intervention: West Sussex county council
  10. End of FE Commissioner intervention letter: Warrington Collegiate
Published 19 October 2016
Last updated 11 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'FE Commissioner intervention: Northumberland College'.
  2. Added FE Commissioner intervention report: Ruskin College
  3. Added FE Commissioner intervention reports for Moulton college, PROCAT, Sunderland council. Moved Essex county council and Gateway Sixth Form College to closed interventions.
  4. Added FE Commissioner intervention report: Barnfield College
  5. Updated page text to reflect the expansion of the FE Commissioner role.
  6. Added FE Commissioner intervention report for Cadbury Sixth Form College.
  7. Added FE Commissioner intervention report for Bradford College.
  8. Added FE Commissioner intervention report for Kirklees College.
  9. Added FE Commissioner intervention report: The Guildford College Group.
  10. Added FE Commissioner's intervention reports on The Cornwall College Group, and Bracknell and Wokingham College, and the Skills Minister's responses.
  11. Added Richmond upon Thames College, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, and Wakefield metropolitan district council to 'Closed interventions' list.
  12. Added FE Commissioner's intervention report on Moulton College and the Skills Minister’s response.
  13. Added a letter ending FE Commissioner intervention for Canterbury College. Added a report and letter for Wiltshire council, Redcar and Cleveland College and Oldham College.
  14. Added letter ending FE Commissioner intervention for Stanmore College and moved 'FE Commissioner intervention report: Stafford College' to 'closed interventions'.
  15. Added FE Commissioner's intervention reports on Essex county council and Stratford-upon-Avon college, and letter ending FE Commissioner intervention for West Sussex county council.
  16. Added FE Commissioner's intervention reports on Huntingdon College and the Skills Minister’s response.
  17. Added letter ending FE Commissioner intervention for Warrington Collegiate.
  18. Added FE Commissioner's intervention reports on Tresham College and Epping Forest College and Skills Minister’s responses.
  19. Added the FE Commissioner's intervention report on Lambeth College and the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister’s response.
  20. Added Hereward College FE Commissioner assessment summary.
  21. Added Canterbury College FE Commissioner assessment summary.
  22. Added the FE Commissioner's intervention report on the Hull College group and the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister’s response.
  23. First published.