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The Further Education Charter (FE Charter) is a new membership body for the higher performing FE colleges and training providers in the UK. It received its Royal Charter on 9 October 2015. The Chartered Institution takes over from the Institution for Further Education Ltd, the not-for-profit company which was set up by Lord Lingfield in 2013 to pave the way for a new chartered membership organisation for colleges and training providers in the further education sector.

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The Further Education Charter (FE Charter) is a new membership body for the higher performing FE colleges and training providers in the UK. It received its Royal Charter on 9 October 2015. The Chartered Institution takes over from the Institution for Further Education Ltd, the not-for-profit company which was set up by Lord Lingfield in 2013 to pave the way for a new chartered membership organisation for colleges and training providers in the further education sector.

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CHARTERED INSTITUTE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION HOLDS INAUGURAL ADMISSIONS CEREMONY

  The Chartered Institute For Further Education gathered in London on the 1st February to welcome its first four corporate members and to confer an honorary fellowship upon The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP The Chartered Institute For Further Education gathered at Apothecaries Hall on February 1st to welcome its four founding members into the Institution. In attendance were: The Rt Hon The Lord Lingfield Kt DL, Chairman of the Institution; Mrs Dawn Ward CBE, Vice Chair and members of the Institution’s council and advisors. The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP; and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP…

Chartered Institution for Further Education Announces New CEO

TIMING: EMBARGOED UNTIL 11.00 AM 09 December 2016 Further information: info@fecharter.org.uk  or call 020 7976 0522 CHARTERED INSTITUTION FOR FURTHER EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW CEO The Chartered Institution for Further Education has appointed Dan Wright as its new CEO elect. He will take over from Ed Quilty, currently CEO and Secretary, whose secondment from the civil service to the Chartered Institution will end in the New Year. Dan will take over formally on 9 January 2017. Dan is currently CEO of Kennedy Scott, a Welfare to Work provider, which he joined in 2014. Prior to that he was for 9 years the…

The new organisation will be devoted to developing the potential, reputation and standing of the further education sector.

It aims to raise standards in the sector by offering an indicator of whole-organisation quality which goes beyond formal QA and appraisal mechanisms. Its members will be committed to developing models of best practice, continuously seeking ways to improve teaching and learning as well as governance. The Institution was created against a background of the then government’s view that FE institutions that were serving their students, employers and their local communities well, and improving the quality of their offer should be properly recognised and celebrated, while those doing it less well should be encouraged to do better and set a goal to which they could aspire.