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ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis
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ToT Workshop -- An overview of the UK college sector Ms Lesley Davis

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A presentation by Ms Lesley Davis, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC) on an overview of the UK College sector presented in a special workshop on ‘Training of Trainers: Models & …

A presentation by Ms Lesley Davis, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC) on an overview of the UK College sector presented in a special workshop on ‘Training of Trainers: Models & Case Studies from UK’ on the occasion of the
4th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2011on 14th September, 2011.

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  • 1. The Association of Colleges Working with UK Colleges
  • 2. The Association of Colleges Lesley Davies Deputy Chief Executive Officer [email_address] John Mountford International Director [email_address]
  • 3. The Association of Colleges
    • National representational body for Further Education Colleges
    • Established in 1996 by Colleges - 98% of 363 Colleges in England are members
    • Work closely with Welsh Colleges in Wales and Colleges Northern Ireland and with Scotland’s Colleges through the UK College Council
  • 4. The Association of Colleges What we do:
    • Work for and behalf of FE Colleges
    • representation and lobbying role to Government
    • Serves as a channel for communication, dissemination of information and consultation with the FE sector
    • Provides professional support and services to colleges: Curriculum and Quality, International activity, Funding, Governance, Public Relations, Employment; Estates
    • Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Learning ‘Beacon’ Award Scheme
    • Quality Mark for International work – the AoC’s International Charter
    • Provides a consultancy, events and conference service for members
  • 5. Our Colleges
    • General Further Education Colleges
    • Sixth Form Colleges
    • Specialist Colleges – Art & Design, Agricultural Colleges
    • Work in partnership with:
      • Universities and Higher Education Institutes
      • Work-based learning providers
  • 6. The Engine Room for Economic Recovery
    • The Mission for Colleges include:
    • Driving economic recovery by equipping young people and adults with the skills, competences and qualifications that employers want
    • Prepare young people and adults for productive, rewarding, high-value employment in a modern economy
    • Meeting the needs of employers and the communities they serve
    • Develop the skills and attributes for enterprise and self-employment
    • Colleges are supported by a skilled, talented and world class workforce
  • 7. What we offer:
    • High Quality academic and vocational education and Training
    • Serve our communities: meeting the needs of young people, adults and deliver community projects
    • Offer qualifications at all levels fully accredited by external awarding bodies
  • 8. Our Colleges provide:
      • Educate and train over 3.3 million people per annum
      • Train over 2.4 million adults
      • Work with employers to deliver bespoke skills training
      • Provide 80% of adult ‘Skills for Life’- literacy, numeracy, language and employability training
      • 35% of entrants to university
      • 81% of Higher National certificates (HNC ) and 59% of Higher National Diplomas (HND) delivered by Colleges
      • 67% of Colleges delivery Higher Education and Foundation Degrees
  • 9. What is special about UK FE colleges?
    • Colleges:
    • Our success rates:
    • 81% overall
    • 73% Apprenticeship
    • Are responsive to the needs of employers/industry sectors and local communities; ‘demand led’
    • Are major players in local economies and skills/regeneration agendas
    • Excel at teaching and learning – 96% of Colleges pass external inspection
    • Partnership working a key factor to our success
  • 10. Qualifications Framework LEVEL QUALIFICATION MOSTLY OFFERED BY Entry Entry level certificates e.g. basic skills Colleges 1 National Vocational Qualifications Colleges & Schools 2 NVQ 2, GCSEs (A to C) Colleges & Schools 3 NVQ 3, A levels, BTEC National Diplomas Colleges & Schools 4 Higher National Certificates Colleges & Universities 5 Higher National Diplomas Colleges & Universities 6 Batchelor Degrees Universities & Colleges 7 Masters Degrees, Post-Gradate Certificates Universities 8 Doctorates Universities
  • 11. Colleges’ international work: Well established and experienced
    • Recruitment of international students to the UK
    • Working with international companies and industry in the delivery of training programmes – including distance / e learning / blended solutions
    • Institutional twinning and international partnerships including student exchanges and joint educational programmes
    • Consultancy and advisory services to assist with VET programmes
    • on a national, regional and institutional level
    • Involvement in aid programmes/capacity-building for institutions
    • in developing countries
  • 12. Quality Assurance AoC Charter for Excellence in International Education and Training
    • Establishment of a formal ‘International Strategy’ with ownership at all levels of the institution
    • A supporting infrastructure and adequate resourcing
    • Related staff development
    • Quality assurance of all services delivered in the UK and abroad
    • Celebration of cultural diversity and cultural exchange
    • An ethical approach to all areas of activity.
    • Quality Mark
  • 13. Our approach: Working together to find solutions
      • Every Country is different
      • Every School and College is different
      • Every student is different
      • Every partnership is unique
      • Thank you

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