ERIC Number: ED400412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Further Choice and Quality: The Charter for Further Education.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This charter explains what is being done to promote high standards of service for all who use technical colleges in the new further education (FE) sector in England--students, employers, and other members of the local community. It sets out the standards one has a right to expect from colleges in the FE sector and other organizations involved in FE. Section 1 provides an introduction to what this charter promises students, employers, and the local community, that is, what they can expect, and what to do if things go wrong. Section 2 focuses on the part of the charter that applies to potential and current students of colleges in the FE sector, including those from elsewhere in the United Kingdom and those from overseas. It covers the following topics: choice and information: what to study and where; getting a place in FE; financial charges and help; teaching and learning; guidance and counseling; student unions; and equal opportunities. Section 3 describes what employers and the local community have a right to expect from FE colleges. Section 4 addresses the action a student, employer, or member of the local community has the right to take if he or she is not satisfied with the teaching or any other service provided. It addresses complaints in these areas: (1) the availability of courses; (2) colleges; (3) courses, qualifications, and results; (4) the local education authority; and (5) student unions. A list of useful names and addresses is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Quality, Educational Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Standards, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Charters, Publications Centre, Department for Education and Employment, P.O. Box 6927, London E3 3NZ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom