Detail of outcome
Responses to the consultation showed positive support for an independent quality scheme for further education (FE) colleges and training providers, recognising the wide range of activity in these institutions. Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, asked Lord Lingfield to take this work forward.
In July 2013 Lord Lingfield set up the Institution for Further Education Ltd to work on the new quality scheme for the FE sector. He aims to launch the scheme in early 2014.
The consultation seeks views on proposals aiming to:
- enhance the reputation of the sector
- demonstrate where and how colleges and training providers are being responsive to the employers and communities in their area
- measure and demonstrate increased quality
- help prospective learners and the UK Border Agency recognise legitimate further education (FE) colleges and training providers
These proposals draw on the views of a sector working group. Through this consultation we seek the views of the wider FE sector to help shape and develop proposals.