NEWCASTLE College has won praise from the business world for its further education
and training provision.
Despite encouraging levels of student satisfaction, the Association of Colleges, which represents further education
centres across the country, cautioned that the sector still faces major challenges.
Through this year's conference, ColegauCymru and partners are keen to explore the role of further education
institutions in their communities and how every pound invested in education brings a significant return in terms of benefits to wider society.
Andy Preacher, group head of people and culture at Insure The Box, said: "For many young people university simply isn't an option, which is why the Insure The Box Further Education
scheme is so popular.
According to German Federal Employment Agency (BA) figures, 49 percent of 1.8 million people recorded as having been in further education
programs at some stage from January 2011 to March 2016 were employed in social security-paying positions within six months of exiting the further education
GO TO YOUR LOCAL COLLEGE There are two types of college - Sixth Form college and further education
62% of our Further Education
learners and 80% of Work-based learners across the Grwp, said they were provided with opportunities to learn through the medium of Welsh.
Forth Valley College received their Association of Colleges Beacon Award 2014 for Innovation in Further Education
at a national presentation ceremony held at Westminster recently.
Chaired by Dame Ruth Silver, President, Further Education
Trust for Leadership (FETL)
and sixth form colleges across the North East are invited to bid for a share of PS5.8 million of National Lottery investment from Sport England's Further Education
Geoff Hall is one of only a handful of further education
heads to be handed an honour for his work.
He then worked as director of education for the London borough of Bexley and later joined the Further Education
Funding Council for England as director of education programmes.