The following major requirements were placed upon further education colleges and sixth from colleges in England during the financial year 2001–02.
A requirement for all new teachers entering further education from
Colleges have been made subject to inspection by Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate by virtue of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
A requirement for colleges to follow replacement Instrument and Articles of Government for all colleges in the FE sector effective from
The requirement to meet the terms of the previous Instrument and Articles of Government was removed.
In addition, the Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding further education and sixth form colleges, and also places requirements on colleges. I have therefore asked the chief executive of the LSC, John Harwood, to write to you directly on this matter.