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Five years on from Lord Lingfield’s influential report, his Chartered Institution for FE is expanding

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Of the many soul-searching documents on further education commissioned by the government in recent years, few have proved to be as seminal as Lord Lingfield’s report on professionalism in the sector

In 2012, the interim Lingfield report was released against a backdrop of bitter division. At the time, membership of the Institute for Learning (IfL) was compulsory for FE teachers. The introduction of membership fees by the sector’s professional body, in anticipation of its government funding coming to an end, sparked outrage among many teachers. A mass boycott, backed by the University and ...

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