The Marketization of Further Education in England

This project aimed to explore the impacts that the marketisation of different funding streams for Further Education were having on colleges and see how their leadership teams and national policy makers were reacting to developments.

The project was conducted via a set of interviews (organised by the Association of Colleges) with national policy makers, focus groups with senior managers from a range of FE colleges across England, and the construction of a set of three scenarios exploring how marketization may play out in the future.

Funder: The Further Education Trust for Leadership
Start date: October 2017
End date: June 2018

Final Report: Scripting the future – exploring the potential strategic leadership responses to the marketisation of English FE and vocational provision’ is available from the FE Trust for Leadership’s