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ERIC Number: ED538681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Standards and Quality in Scottish Further Education Colleges in Academic Years 2004-5 to 2007-8. National Briefing Document
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This two-phase proportionate review model is linked to the revised quality framework for Scottish FE (further education) colleges that was published on the SFEFC (Scottish Further Education Funding Council) and HMIE (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education) websites on 28 May 2004. The previous version of the framework had enjoyed a high level of ownership in most colleges and was used extensively to carry out self-evaluations which have led to significant quality improvement in the sector. The major aims and objectives of the revised model relate primarily to building the capacity of FE colleges to sustain and enhance quality, and ensuring public accountability. The model is intended to: (1) support, promote and develop quality enhancement and good practice in colleges to provide the best possible experience for the learner; (2) support college arrangements for enhancing quality by providing speedy and detailed information for college managers and staff on the quality of the programmes and services they provide; (3) provide information to Scottish Ministers and the public on the quality of the colleges and their educational programmes; (4) provide an independent evaluation to assist colleges in informing prospective and current learners of the quality of the college's educational programmes and services; and (5) inform the Council's promotion of quality enhancement, funding allocations and policy development and provide assurances of value for money for public funders. In realising the above aims, it will provide a breadth and depth of review that is differentiated in relation to the level of confidence that SFEFC and HMIE have in a college's arrangements for leadership and quality management in significant aspects that impact on the quality of the learners' experience. Appended are: (1) The proportionate review process; and (2) Acronyms and abbreviations.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)