Further education area reviews: policy and reports

Policy documents about the area reviews of sixth-form and further education colleges.

To support these policy documents, we’ve also published guidance about the area reviews and how to carry out their recommendations.

About the area reviews

The Further Education Commissioner also publishes updates on the area reviews for colleges.

Area review reports

Published 8 September 2015
Last updated 9 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added "Area review: end of programme report".

  2. Added 15 new area review report pages.

  3. Added 4 area review reports for London.

  4. Added area review reports for North and mid-Hampshire, Liverpool city region, Cumbria, Coventry and Warwickshire and the Black Country.

  5. Added area review reports for waves 1 and 2.

  6. Added 'Post-16 education and training institutions: transition grants for area reviews'.

  7. Added 'Area reviews and reshaping the college sector: FE Commissioner letter (March)'.

  8. Added a link to '16 to 19 academies: application process for sixth-form colleges'.

  9. Added FE Commissioner's letters to the collection.

  10. First published.