The Secretary of State for Education was appointed as the principal regulator for sixth form colleges with effect from
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is working closely with the Cabinet Office to identify and appoint a principal regulator for further education colleges.
Due to the large number of exempt charities, the Cabinet Office has been working to a planned and phased timetable of implementation. In line with this timetable sixth form colleges were identified in the second phase of implementation. Further education colleges are in the third phase and we are looking to formalise the appointment of the principal regulator for further education colleges by early 2013.