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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 Dudley College of Technology into Membership

Further information: info@fecharter.org.uk or call 020 7976 0522 THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION FOR FURTHER EDUCATION WELCOMES DUDLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY London, May 2017: The Chartered Institution for Further Education is pleased to welcome another new Member: Dudley College of Technology.  Lord Lingfield, Chairman of the Chartered Institution for Further Education said: “I am delighted to welcome Dudley College of Technology into Membership of the Institution. The College has passed a rigorous process which has confirmed its position as a leading performer in the sector. As our newest Member I look forward to working with the College and our growing Membership in order to…

Chartered Institution for Further Education welcomes Steadfast Training Ltd and Skills Group into Membership

Further information: info@fecharter.org.uk or call 020 7976 0522 THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION FOR FURTHER EDUCATION WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS London, May 2017:  The Chartered Institution for Further Education is pleased to welcome two new Members.  The two new Members are Steadfast Training Ltd and Skills Group. Lord Lingfield, Chairman of the Chartered Institution for Further Education said: “I am delighted to welcome into Membership of the Institution, Skills Group and Steadfast Training Ltd. These organisations have passed a rigorous process which has confirmed their position as leading performers in the sector. I look forward to working with them and our growing Membership in order…

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.