Strengthened FE Intervention Process –

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills have published their clarified intervention process when colleges are in difficulties.
It sets out the role and purpose of the FE Commissioner and the FE Advisers, how the intervention process is operating in practice and how we will be communicating when and where the FE Commissioner will be intervening. The following has been clarified:
– assurances that there’s a longer review process beyond the initial two week visit;
– clarification on the process for structures and prospects appraisals and the charitable regulation of FE college;
– the information that an administered college is (in accounting terms) a nationalised college;
– confirmation that SFCs are covered by an SFC commissioner but that they don’t have to do structures and prospects appraisals.
But there are still questions:
– The relationship between the FE commissioner and Ofsted (e.g; what happens if the Commissioner says a college is improving but Ofsted has a different view?)
– Why do colleges alone have to carry out structures and prospects reviews but universities do not?
– There is no mention of bank loans, creditors and financial responsibilities including pensions.

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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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