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IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society and the Association of Colleges (AoC) have published an interim report exploring staff perceptions of the educational provision offered for 14-16-year-olds in further education (FE) colleges and its value for these learners.

Further education colleges support the diverse needs of learners who were not flourishing in mainstream education, or who found that schools were unable to meet their needs. 

The findings of the report stem from a survey of colleges in England (response rate 32%) and interviews with 19 FE college leaders. 

Respondents perceived many benefits to this type of educational provision, with local communities seeing a drop in exclusions and a reduction of those “not in education, employment, or training” (NEET). 

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