Top-level principal training;Further Education;News amp; opinion

19th November 1999 at 00:00
THE FIRST 100 principals and aspiring college leaders to receive management training equal to that given to top civil servants will be chosen by Government advisers in December.

David Blunkett, Education and Employment Secretary, pledged to introduce a principal's qualification last year as part of a programme of reforms to increase further education standards.

Consultations by the Further Education Funding Council re-vealed overwhelming support for properly-funded training, but insisted it should be controlled by organisations within the sector.

Management standards to match the needs of principals have been devised by the Further Education National Training Organisation. These will be finalised in May.

However, in advance of the final standards, the FEFC has invited groups to tender for a contract to create programmes in personal development, leadership and strategic management.

Costs of training will be met from the Standards Fund.

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