ASCL welcomes the opportunity to respond to the questions in the Commission’s progress report. This response represents the views our members who work in the FE sector, represented by the ASCL FE Committee, which met on 6 February and discussed the work of the Commission.
ASCL has considered the progress report in detail. While we support the central issues raised, we feel that the report could have gone further. It would benefit from being more specific about the key role that colleges play as anchor institutions in their communities, and the way in which they support key educational functions such as careers and business start-up.
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