New challenges new chances next steps in implementing the FE reform programme

01 October 2011

CMI is strongly supportive of the further education (FE) sector and welcomes Government’s proposals to give it more autonomy and flexibility, and to open up access for a greater number of people.  We therefore welcome the widening of FE provision, especially in response to local demand and in collaboration with local and regional employers, but underline the importance of maintaining standards.

CMI and other professional bodies have an important role to play in collaborating with the FE sector and employers to ensure qualifications reflect employers’ needs, meet professional standards, provide professional recognition and provide continuing professional development (CPD) for learners.

CMI's full response to the consultation can be downloaded below. 

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