Corporate report

Further education colleges: governance reform assessment

A short assessment of further education governance reform policy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



A short review of the extent to which the importance of strong governance is recognised within colleges. It shows how freedoms and flexibilities have helped colleges operate as independent organisations, responsive to local needs.

It sets out the impact to date of the changing status of governance, and what more colleges, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and partners might do to improve governance in further education.

Published 4 March 2015