Area Reviews released by Department for Education

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The first thirteen of the area reviews, detailing recommendations and outcomes for Further Education Colleges, have been released by the Department for Education.

Yesterday afternoon the Department for Education began publishing the first two waves of area reviews. The first thirteen have now been made available to the public, although many of the results have already been announced. These reviews describe the recommendations for the colleges in each of the different areas. The aim is to create colleges that are efficient, sustainable and financially viable. London (west) and London (central), both in wave 2, are the only missing areas so far. These have been delayed to make certain that all of the recommendations for the four London reviews are co-ordinated during wave 3.The links to all of the thirteen area reviews are available below:

Birmingham and Solihull further education area review report : wave 1
Cheshire and Warrington further education area review report : wave 2
Greater Manchester further education area review report : wave 1
The Marches and Worcestershire further education area review report : wave 2
Sheffield city region further education area review report : wave 1
Solent further education area review report : wave 1
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire further education area review report : wave 2
Surrey further education area review report : wave 2
Sussex further education area review report : wave 1
Tees Valley further education area review report : wave 1
Thames Valley further education area review report : wave 2
West of England further education area review report : wave 2
West Yorkshire further education area review report : wave 1

Skills Minister Robert Halfon said: “We need an education system that works for everyone – high quality, well governed and financially stable further education is essential to that.  

“That’s why we asked colleges, employers and other local representatives to review the further education on offer in their area and come up with recommendations to ensure employers and young people get the skills and training they need to help their local area thrive. I’d like to thank all of those that took part for the important work they have done.

 “This is vital if we’re going to make Britain a country that works for everyone, giving young people and adults the best possible ladder of opportunity to fulfilling jobs.”

Source: FE Week Reporter

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