Our aim is to become the voice for technical and professional education boasting innovative and leading edge membership organisations who typify all that is exceptional within the further education sector.

The Chartered Institution for Further Education was established to highlight the excellence of further education and skills training providers. Now we have become so much more.

As well as being a membership body for further education organisations in the UK with exceptionally standards we are increasingly using our unified voice to influence at the highest levels of government, and are working hand in glove with industry to shape the national skills system, so it recognises and prioritises technical and professional education providers as the key drivers of economic development and growth within their local communities.

The Institution’s Chairman Lord Lingfield, who led the Independent Review of Professionalism in FE, is a passionate and vocal advocate for our sector and is unrelenting in securing the recognition our sector deserves as a driver of economic prosperity, business productivity and individual achievement.

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Who is involved with The Chartered Institution for Further Education?

Chairman of the Council

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

Deputy Chair CIFE

Dawn Ward CBE
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Dawn Ward CBE

Independent Council Member

Lesley Davies OBE, FCFE
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Lesley Davies OBE, FCFE

Independent 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

Crawford Knott
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Crawford Knott

Independent Council Member

Rajinder Mann OBE DL
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Rajinder Mann OBE DL

Council Member

Dr Sam Parrett OBE FCFE
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Dr Sam Parrett OBE FCFE

Council Member

Professor Andrew Wren FCFE
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Professor Andrew Wren FCFE