The Chartered Institute For Further Education gathered at Apothecaries Hall on February 1st to welcome its four founding members into the Institution. In attendance were: The Rt Hon The Lord Lingfield Kt DL, Chairman of the Institution; Mrs Dawn Ward CBE, Vice Chair and members of the Institution’s council and advisors. The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP; and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP were also in attendance.
The purpose of the ceremony was to formally welcome Hawk Training; Blackpool & The Fylde College; Furness College and Bridgwater & Taunton College into the Institution, and to confer upon John Hayes an honorary fellowship in recognition of his contribution to the FE sector.
Speaking about the ceremony, Lord Lingfield said
‘This was an historic occasion as it was the launch of the first Royal Chartered body for Further Education and we are delighted that the first four Corporate members are with us. I hope that they will be the first of many currently in the membership pipeline’
Speaking about the ceremony, Crawford Knott MD at Hawk Training said
‘We are thrilled to become the first independent learning provider in the country to be admitted to the Chartered Institution for Further Education and we were delighted that a number of our employer partners were able to join us at the members’ admission ceremony to celebrate the occasion in such prestigious surroundings. Hawk Training looks forward to contributing to the work of the Institution and helping shape its future path as an organisation which champions the highest standards in the vocational further education sector.’
Hawk – http://hawktraining.com/
Blackpool & The Fylde College – https://www.blackpool.ac.uk/
Bridgwater & Taunton College – http://www.bridgwater.ac.uk/
Furness College – http://www.furness.ac.uk/