First round of Grants awarded

First round of Grants awarded

10th March 2015

The Grants are for research on the leadership of thinking in UK further education and skills now and in the future.

Five grants are being made valued at a total of £270,000 and have been awarded to

  • the Association of Employment and Learning Providers;
  • Coleg Gwent;
  • EMFEC;
  • the University of Hull; and
  • Working Well.

AELP, which represents over 670 UK vocational training providers, will be investigating the impact of new leaders on the leadership of thinking in Further Education (FE) and Skills. AELP will be working closely with the 157 Group of colleges in delivering this project.

Coleg Gwent will be working with all the other further education colleges in Wales to look at the impact of austerity measures on provision, and in particular the role of governors in fostering a culture of enterprise and innovation.

EMFEC, a membership organisation of 26 FE, land-based and sixth form colleges in the East Midlands of England, has received funding to develop new models of leadership through innovative governance.

The University of Hull’s project, Leadership for Learning—Ethical Practice, aims to develop a practical understanding of behaviours and approaches adopted by ethical leaders in FE.

Working Well, a private sector company that specialises in organisational development, will work with FETL on developing a series of strategic seminars and thinkpieces that focus on systems thinking and its applicability to UK FE and Skills.

FE Week reported the awards here.

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