Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

This policy sets out how the government will support and intervene to improve financial resilience and quality in colleges, and includes the extended the criteria for FE Commissioner diagnostic assessments so a college can be referred for one earlier than the current criteria allows.

The decision to place a college into Supervised College Status has been delegated to the Case Management Group (CMG).

Documents

College oversight: support and intervention

Ref: DFE-00068-2019PDF, 595KB, 46 pages

Details

The policy sets out a strengthened approach to supporting and intervening in colleges, including:

  • a preventative function to identify problems sooner
  • extended triggers for early and formal intervention
  • a strengthened role for the FE Commissioner to review provision in a local area
  • use of independent business reviews to support effective decision making
  • introduction of the statutory college insolvency regime

If a college or creditor initiates insolvency proceedings, notice of those proceedings should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:

Secretary of State for Education 
Department for Education 
Sanctuary Buildings 
Great Smith Street 
London 
SW1P 3BT 

Published 1 April 2019 
Last updated 22 August 2019 + show all updates

  1.  Extended the criteria for FE Commissioner diagnostic assessments so a college can be referred for one earlier than the current criteria allows. Delegated the decision to place a college into Supervised College Status to the Case Management Group (CMG).
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