Further Education and Higher Education: Standards

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th January 2020.

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Photo of Mary Robinson Mary Robinson Conservative, Cheadle

What steps his Department is taking to improve quality and choice in the provision of (a) further and (b) higher education.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

We are increasing funding to improve participation for 16 to 19 year olds, introducing T-Levels, investing in further education (FE) and providing support for college improvement.

The Office for Students and Ofsted hold higher education and FE providers to account for delivering quality and successful outcomes.

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework incentivises quality teaching, and new digital tools support student choice.

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