As the voice for technical and professional education our members are leading providers 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 (Colleges, ITPs HEIs delivering in FE) in the UK with exceptional standards, we are working alongside industry to influence and shape the national skills system in order to ensure that professional education providers are recognised as the key drivers of economic development and growth within their local communities.  This work enables us to increasingly use our unified voice to influence at the highest levels of government and to collaborate and share best practice.

Further Education practitioners are dual professionals boasting both teaching and industry qualifications and practice.  Through effective industry partnerships these individuals regularly update their technical skills and knowledge keeping their practice, and subsequently their delivery, current.  Our institution recognises the unique context of Further Education through licensure of continued professional development.

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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 and Secretary

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