National College Creative Industries

Department for Education written question – answered on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question number 234688 on National College Creative Industries, how many applications for the opportunity to partner the National College Creative Industries have (a) been received and (b) been rejected; and when the application process will close.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234689 on National College Creative Industries, whether other formal or informal processes in addition to public advertising were used to pursue potential partners for the National College of Creative Industries.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234689 on National College Creative Industries, (a) how and (b) when the National College Creative Industries first contacted potential partners.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234690 on National College Creative Industries, who was involved in the preparation of the expressions of interest application form for partnerships with the National College of Creative Industries; and who evaluated those applications.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234690 on National College Creative Industries, which criteria were specified in the EOI document; and whether those criteria included (a) national and international initiatives, (b) engagement in the development of professional standards or professional training experience, (c) industry relationships and (d) relationship with the global market place.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234690 on National College Creative Industries, what criteria were used to assess the institutions.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The National College Creative Industries received 6 Expressions of Interest: 2 were sifted out at the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage, 1 withdrew at the shortlisting stage and 1 was sifted out following the full application stage.

The period to submit an application is now closed and the process is due to be completed in autumn 2019.

We understand that no other formal processes were employed to pursue potential partners, however the college ensured that potential interested parties were made aware of the opportunity that was advertised.

Initial contact was made with potential partners by telephone and in person over a period from 14 January 2019 up until the EOI submission date of 11 February 2019.

The EOI documentation was prepared by the steering group which included college board members with a high level of creative industries experience and Further Education (FE) Commissioner team members with FE leadership experience. The same group evaluated the applications.

The criteria was not explicitly specified in the EOI documentation but they were linked to the National College for Creative and Cultural Industries vision which was set out on the front page of the EOI form. The criteria included national initiatives and reach, engagement in the development of professional standards or professional training experience and industry relationships but did not include relationship with the global market place.

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