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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 Institution for Further Education welcomes Furness College into Membership

TIMING: EMBARGOED UNTIL 11.00 AM 15 November 2016 Further information: info@fecharter.org.uk  or call 020 7976 0522 PRESS RELEASE CHARTERED INSTITUTION FOR FURTHER EDUCATION WELCOMES FURNESS COLLEGE INTO MEMBERSHIP Lord Lingfield, Chairman of the Chartered Institution for Further Education, today announced the next organisation to achieve Membership. He said: “Furness College have passed a rigorous process which has confirmed their position as a leading performer in the sector. I look forward to working with them and our growing Membership to begin driving forward professionalism in further education. This is the next step along the path to recognising and celebrating what the…

Royal Charter Sealed (Oct 2015)

Press Release 9 October 2015: Sealing of Royal Charter

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.