North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) has announced that it is the latest Further Education provider to have achieved Chartered Status securing membership to the prestigious Chartered Institution for Further Education (CIFE).
The Chartered Institution for Further Education was established to highlight the excellence of further education and skills across the UK. As well as being the only FE-related organisation with royal assent to provide chartered status, the CIFE works alongside industry to shape and influence the national skills system ensuring that skills providers are recognised as the key drivers of economic growth and development within their local communities.
Speaking of the achievement, Marion Plant OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said: “Successfully achieving chartered status is a fantastic accolade for the College and we are proud to join the Institution. NWSLC has a long history of engagement with its local community, serving the skills requirements of employers and working with our partners to develop high standards of further and higher education across our region.
Over recent years, we have worked with industry partners to launch the MIRA Technology Institute, delivering transformative skills within the automotive sector, and helping to support workforce development in the logistics and supply chain arena by leading on the development of the Centre for Logistics Education and Research.
Students and apprentices at NWSLC benefit from our extensive contacts with over 500 employers, and professional and technical skills are embedded within our culture. Accredited as a member of the WorldSkills Centre of Excellence, NWSLC is one of the leading English colleges in WorldSkills UK skills competitions.
We hope that our chartered status will enable us to take advantage of the latest developments in further and education skills delivery and look forward to working with our peers within the Institution as we move forward.”
Dawn Ward CBE Deputy Chair from the CIFE also commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College to the Institution and commend them on achieving Chartered Status. CIFE membership already boasts high performing Further Education and Skills providers that have excelled in their achievements and who deliver excellence within their local communities. NWSLC’s admission to the CIFE will only add to this prowess strengthening our membership further.”