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1 Title of the slide Second line of the slide Politics, Policy and Priorities The impact on Further Education Colleges and their role in Higher Education Ian Munro Association of Colleges (SW)

2 Title of the slide Second line of the slide The journey – so far! 1992 Incorporation of colleges 2000 Learning and Skills Councils 2001 Foundation Degrees = 35 major policy reviews of FE System 2005 Foster Review – focus on FE Colleges and role in HE (rec ) 2006 Raising skills and Improving Life Chances (White paper) 2007 FE Bill and 2007 Leitch Review FE Bill – linked to Public Sector reform agenda …………..so where do we go next?

3 Title of the slide Second line of the slide The future Shape of FE Demand led? Commissioning, tendering and contestability Stability and Flexibility – the right mix Unstable sector - new (short term) entrants Challenges of access, rurality and supporting local communities Strategic Management Capacity Opportunities for those well positioned Self Regulation

4 Title of the slide Second line of the slide HE in FE 14% of Hi delivered in FECs 63% of HE students in FE are on sub-degree programmes (HNC/HND/FDeg); 30% of students are on degree programmes; 7% of students are on post-graduate programmes. FDeg: 48% PT; 52% FT; 65% over 21 28% of FDeg students come from an area of deprivation Directly funded colleges =3.5% (£135M)

5 Title of the slide Second line of the slide Where do we go from here? HEFCE -Higher Education in Further Education Colleges – AoC SW Response Future Funding of FE and HE HEI and FEC partnerships Validation specialist diplomas Part time HE % adults to level 4 Degree awarding powers!


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