This morning the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) published their response their FE reform consultation, called the Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: Building a World Class Skills System.
The BIS statement reads: “Key reforms to Further Education will see businesses helping to develop the courses that best meet their needs for growth, increased education exports and promotion of excellence in teaching as announced today by Skills Minister John Hayes.
“Measures outlined in New Challenges, New Chances will give employers the power to support the design and delivery of new courses, helping create greater confidence in qualifications and equip learners with the skills they need.
“It will also actively support the sector, promoting excellence in teaching and developing a package of education products aimed at global opportunities in emerging economies.
“The Skills Minister also confirmed £3.8 billion investment in the sector in 2012-13 and indicative funding for the following year at a stakeholder launch event for New Challenges, New Chances.”
Download a copy of their response (click here).