Performance reporting for FE college groups and multi-site colleges

Closed 10 Jun 2018

Opened 10 Apr 2018


This consultation seeks your views on proposals to strengthen public reporting on performance for colleges.  The proposals apply to institutions within the further education sector : further education colleges (including both general and specialist FE colleges), sixth form colleges, and institutions designated as being within the further education sector.

Changes in the structure of the sector have implications for how well the existing performance reporting system now works, including the information that is available to learners, support for local accountability, and quality improvement.   

We are consulting on two proposals.   The first of these is the introduction of separate performance reporting for colleges that are part of a group.  That would mean that performance information was available for all colleges, irrespective of whether they were part of a group or not.   Second, we are seeking views on options for separate reporting for delivery sites that are part of the same college.  That would provide greater transparency on the quality of local provision, alongside performance information relating to the college as a whole.   

Further information on the proposals can be found in the published consultation document

What happens next

We will carefully consider all responses received, then issue a report on the consultation and communicate the decisons on the next steps. The results of the consultation and the Department's response will be published on GOV.UK in Summer 2018


  • Governors
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents


  • Education
  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work based training
  • Community learning
  • Lifelong learning