Protect the term 'college' against fraudulent usage
Our college strongly supports the view that every institution bearing the title of "college", be it a school or one of Scotland's colleges of further or higher education, should earn the term for its quality processes. We believe the title of college should be protected in law, preventing fraudsters from taking advantage of students and of Scotland's reputation.
Scottish Executive civil servants have been working closely with the colleges to consider how best to do this but it is a complicated process, involving the whole of the UK.
Working with the new administration, we are hopeful of making this a reality in the near future.
chairman, South Lanarkshire College board of management