A key role that the charity plays is to support the sector in meeting the challenges of change. For the past few years this has included supporting colleges with the Area Review process and leading the process of reforming Functional Skills, due in 2019.
The coming few years will see the charity supporting the sector through the implementation of the Government’s Skills Plan which was born from the findings of the Sainsbury Review. This includes supporting the creation and implementation of T-Levels, supporting employers with the Apprenticeship reforms through our Future Apprenticeship programme and continuing the need to increase the flow of high quality teachers and trainers. We have an extensive programme of initiatives to increase recruitment into the sector including the FE Advice Line.