The Institution for Further Education


The Institution for Further Education is a membership organisation for the higher performing FE colleges and training providers. It will offer members a collective status akin to that which a university has. The Institution is still in the course of development and its website should be public shortly.

Presently, Lord Lingfield is petitioning the Privy Council for a Royal Charter. This will enable the Institution to become a chartered body, authoritative and independent of government as shown by Lord Lingfield’s leadership. It has been set up with initial funding from BIS but will ultimately be sustained by private sector income, mainly in the form of members’ subscriptions. As we are in very early stages of establishing this system, costs and funding are yet to be finalised.

June 2014

20 Victoria Street

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About Paul Champion

Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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