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LSC reveals the 100 institutions that will pilot Framework for Excellence

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has revealed the 100 institutions that will pilot the Framework for Excellence, a new system developed to rate a college’s performance and the quality of its provision.

They have been selected as a representative, statistical sample from a cross-section of the national FE system, comprising organisations of differing sizes, types of provision, and levels of performance.

Henry Ball, LSC South East Regional Director and Senior Responsible Officer for the Framework said: “This is an extremely exciting time in the development of the Framework. The enthusiasm and support of providers as we enter the piloting phase of the project is crucial to its success”.

This key element of the LSC’s agenda for change programme aims to raise the reputation of the FE system by encouraging excellence, economic success and simplification. It will run from summer 2007 to summer 2008.

The Minister for Further, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Bill Rammell MP said: “Further Education makes a huge contribution to our economy and society. This important Framework underpins the sweeping FE reforms we announced last year and will help us realise Lord Leitchs vision for skills set out for our future competitiveness”.

Keisha Nelson

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