Post 16 education and skills review
Our further Education and Sixth form colleges are involved in a review of post 16 education and skills across England which will report shortly.
The West Yorkshire regional review is currently taking place, and involves local college principals and chairs of governors of local further education and sixth form colleges. These include Kirklees College, Greenhead College and Huddersfield New College.
The principals and chairs of governors of the three Kirklees Colleges, and Chief Executive of Kirklees Council are representing the district. Together they have put forward recommendations which build upon the success that young people already achieve in the district.
The review process, which began in October 2015, will be completed by July 2016, with any changes be put in place by 2020.
Adrian Lythgo – Chief Executive of Kirklees Council said:
“Kirklees has very strong arrangements for post 16 education and training.
Young people in Kirklees have a wide range of academic, vocational and apprenticeship programmes to choose from and all post 16 provision in Kirklees has been graded either “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted.
The post 16 education and training sector is critical to raising productivity and boosting economic growth. Post 16 education and training in the Kirklees area is strong, and the three colleges provide 82% of all programmes for 16-19 year olds. Kirklees has already consolidated its post 16 provision and young people benefit from a wide range of high quality courses in financially viable institutions.
The review has enabled the council and the colleges to strengthen relationships and partnership working, recognising the financial challenge for further efficiency set out by the area review team. Together, we have agreed to form a cooperative learning trust to continuously develop the post 16 education and training offer to meet the needs of the district now and in the future.”
More information about the post 16 education and skills review
Visit the government webpages about the review