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 25 March 2019 to Question 234682 on National College Creative Industries, what criteria his Department uses to assess the value for money of the apprenticeships made available through the National College 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 25 March 2019 to Question 234686 on National College Creative Industries: Students, whether his Department's policies are intended to provide equal regional representation in the intake to the National College 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 25 March 2019 to Question 23468 on National College Creative Industries and with reference to the student to staff ratio in 2018, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of staffing for the National College of Creative Industries.

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

The department has not assessed the value for money of the apprenticeship provision of the National College for Creative and Cultural Industries. However, as the College is a new institution, the department is working closely with them to monitor and review their progress against their business plan as they become established.

As with all of the National Colleges, the National College for Creative and Cultural Industries aims to have national reach and to attract students from across the country once it has become fully established.

No assessment of effectiveness or value for money has been made of the National College for Creative and Cultural Industries with regard to student to staff ratio in 2018 at this time. However, further education colleges and other providers including National Colleges are subject to robust accountability arrangements that promote high standards and continual improvement, ensure value for money and help to inform learner choice.

The government publishes detailed information on the performance of providers including metrics for 16-19 study programmes, qualification achievement rates for learners aged 16 to 19 and over 19, outcome-based success measures for adult learners (based on employment and educational destinations) and employer and learner satisfaction survey results.

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