Our aim is to develop the potential, reputation and standing of the further education sector.

We want to promote and highlight high achievement in further education.

The Chartered Institution for Further Education was established to highlight the excellence of further education and skills training providers. We do this by recognising and celebrating high achievement in this vital sector.

We are a membership body for Further Education colleges and training providers in the UK with exceptionally high standards.

The Institution’s Chairman Lord Lingfield, who led the Independent Review of Professionalism in FE, sees the Institution as a vehicle to “help FE institutions celebrate their success, build their reputation and gain recognition for what they have achieved.”

Because FE has long been the engine of skills and the heart of community learning, the work of our colleges and providers change lives by changing life chances. The Institution’s role in highlighting such achievement is vitally significant. I warmly endorse its efforts in celebrating the quality and status of FE.

The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP - Minister of State for Transport

Featured Members

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Bridgwater and Taunton College

Bridgwater and Taunton College

Hawk Training

Hawk Training

Dudley College of Technology

Dudley College of Technology

Furness College

Furness College

Steadfast Training Ltd

Steadfast Training Ltd

Skills Group

Skills Group

Who is involved with the FE Charter?

Chairman of the Council

The RT HON Lord Lingfield DLITT EDD DL
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The RT HON Lord Lingfield DLITT EDD DL

Vice-chair of the Council

Dawn Ward CBE
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Dawn Ward CBE

Council Member

Professor Chris Jenks B.SC., M.SC(ECON)., PHD., PGCE., FACSS, FRSA, FCGI, FGCL
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Professor Chris Jenks B.SC., M.SC(ECON)., PHD., PGCE., FACSS, FRSA, FCGI, FGCL

Council Member

Terry Barnett, FCMI, MIOD, CERTED.
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Terry Barnett, FCMI, MIOD, CERTED.

Council Member

Jackie Shopland-Reed BSC (HONS) CERT ED
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Jackie Shopland-Reed BSC (HONS) CERT ED

Council Member

Stella Mbubaegu CBE
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Stella Mbubaegu CBE

FE Charter Review Panel

Kerry Boffey, Director of Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN)
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Kerry Boffey, Director of Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN)

FE Charter Review Panel

Nicky Perry MBE
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Nicky Perry MBE

FE Charter Review Panel

Mike Boswell - Director of BWB Group
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Mike Boswell - Director of BWB Group

FE Charter Review Panel

Dr Beri Hare OBE
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Dr Beri Hare OBE