Commission on the College of the Future

December 2020

The Commission on the College of the Future published its final report on its vision for the future of colleges on 22 July and includes contributions from a number of leaders from across the education and skills sector.

Read ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton's contribution to the report on transition from school to college.  The vision features in a video and their report People, productivity and place: a new vision for colleges. The collection of short essays, each from leading voices from the education and skills sector, call for greater collaboration across the education system. 

The Commission set out to affirm the role that colleges play in the education and skills system, believing that systemic change is needed to unlock the potential of colleges to meet the challenges they face.

The Commission began last year by asking what the sector wants and needs and their conversation now moves on to realise the vision in each of the four nations, prior to the publication of the white paper on FE reform, due out by spring 2021. 

Nation-specific reports
The English College of the Future 
The Scottish College of the Future
The College of the Future for Wales and in Welsh here
The Northern Ireland College of the Future 

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