Further Education

Part of Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:22 pm on 18th November 2015.

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Photo of Neil Carmichael Neil Carmichael Chair, Education Committee 5:22 pm, 18th November 2015

I nearly made an intervention myself. I listened to the thrust, however, and obviously I agree that strong leadership should be combined with the good management of resources.

The second characteristic is an ability to embrace other mechanisms and other types of FE colleges within the wider framework of an overarching body. It is important to note here the success of UTCs being run in conjunction with an FE college. This is going to happen in my own constituency. We have a UTC, with a training centre making use of a decommissioned nuclear power station, that is bringing together the kind of training we need, specifically for renewable and nuclear energy. So we have to be more innovative in how we structure these things.