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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 report: Barnfield College

    • Decision
  2. FE Commissioner intervention report: Cadbury Sixth Form College

    • Decision
  3. FE Commissioner intervention report: Bradford College

    • Decision
  4. FE Commissioner intervention report: Kirklees College

    • Decision
  5. FE Commissioner intervention report: The Guildford College Group

    • Decision
  6. FE Commissioner intervention report: Moulton College

    • Decision
  7. FE Commissioner intervention: Bracknell and Wokingham College

    • Decision
  8. FE Commissioner intervention report: The Cornwall College Group

    • Decision
  9. FE Commissioner intervention report: Oldham College

    • Decision
  10. FE Commissioner intervention report: Redcar and Cleveland College

    • Decision
  11. FE Commissioner intervention report: Wiltshire council

    • Decision
  12. FE Commissioner intervention report: Stratford-upon-Avon College

    • Decision
  13. FE Commissioner intervention report: City of Liverpool College

    • Decision
  14. FE Commissioner intervention report: Essex county council

    • Decision
  15. FE Commissioner intervention: Huntingdonshire Regional College

    • Decision
  16. FE Commissioner intervention report: Epping Forest College

    • Decision
  17. FE Commissioner intervention report: Hull College group

    • Decision
  18. FE Commissioner intervention report: Hereward College

    • Decision
  19. FE Commissioner intervention report: Tresham College

    • Decision
  20. FE Commissioner intervention report: Lambeth College

    • Decision
  21. FE Commissioner intervention report: Mid Cheshire College

    • Decision
  22. FE Commissioner intervention reports: June 2014 to May 2016

    • Decision

Closed interventions

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