Further Education Colleges
Further Education Colleges play a significant role in education delivery via a range of academic qualifications, apprenticeship programmes, vocational training programmes, adult skills programmes, higher education and continued professional development programmes. Each of these programme areas are delivered across a wide range of different age groups and abilities.
Recent educational reviews and white papers suggest that the management of the learning process is still broadly paper-based or through the use of multiple independent software systems. Neither of these is efficient in use of time and valuable resources or effective in providing quick, accurate information on learners’ progress to inform intervention strategies and to improve outcomes.
The new demands on Further Education Colleges set out a clear requirement to increase the use of integrated online software solutions to control and track the whole of a learner’s journey with flexibility to handle a wide range of academic, vocational and work based courses. Immediate access to learners’ progress online is vital for both College staff and for Employers to track and support the learning of their employees.
Investment in these systems is critical to ensure that Further Education Colleges are efficient, effective and capable of responding rapidly to the changing needs and funding of education delivery.