FNTC Strategic Plan
Too often strategic plans are written but seldom read; they are “received” and put on the shelf or deep in a filing drawer. FNTC 2017-2020 strategic plan isn’t like that, our plan presents an ambitious reasoned, and achievable vision for the Centre that inspires and encourages the team to do everything they can to help make the vision become reality.
These are difficult times for further education and skills training providers. We have experienced very significant reductions in public funding which look set to continue for the foreseeable future with the introduction of the new funding methodologies. In addition to this there is a landscape of rapidly changing public policy and it would be easy to say that the future is just so unpredictable, it is simply too difficult to engage in serious planning. That would be a great mistake. In the period covered by this Plan thousands of people, predominantly young people preparing to enter work and take on the full responsibilities of life, will pass through the Centre seeking support for personal development, education and training. What they receive will most likely affect the rest of their lives and will certainly be the springboard for their next step, whether that is moving into the world of work, progression in work, or more education.
“The Centre has, at its heart, raising aspirations to provide high quality support, so that those who come to it will achieve their full potential”.
Education brings not only improved opportunities for employment and earning but also the prospects of a more satisfying and fulfilling life. The wider community also benefits from the Centre’s work, employers reaping a skilled pool of employees, better equipped for work and better aware of the responsibilities of good citizenship.
This Strategic Plan is therefore important to the Centre, its learners, its staff, employers and the wider community. It is written to be read, to inspire and above all to make a difference.
I hope you will take the time to read this Strategic Plan, recognise and subscribe to the beliefs and values it is based on and want to be part of bringing it to completion.
Creating Brighter Futures is the underpinning mission and purpose of FNTC. Driven to achieve this for all its learners, employers and staff through the development of a learning and working culture that is inclusive, aspirational and focused on assuring success, progression and economic growth.
Objectives of Aim 1
Using LMI, market share analysis, employer feedback, local and regional plans to inform curriculum products and delivery strategies
Ensuring that skills for employment underpin all curriculum design, development and delivery
Engaging and liasing with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), employers and Local Authority to ensure training supports economic growth and higher level skills development
Working in partnership with the Local Authority and educational providers to design and deliver provision that reduces the number of those not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) Stimulating and meeting the demand for high quality apprenticeships
Developing work related personal development, behaviour and welfare and the mathematical and English skills of all our learners to ensure that this is not a barrier to further learning or employment
Objectives of Aim 2
Robustly monitoring the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and tutorial practice and use this to inform and review improvement strategies and mechanisms
Developing tutorial practice, progress reviews and personal and employ ability skills development that enable all learners to make progress and prepare for the next step
Improving format and summative assessment practice ensuring that the feedback is timely, fair and leads to tangible improvements in learners' skills, knowledge and understanding
Developing teaching and learning practice that inspires, motivates and challenges learners to succeed and make progress
Objectives of Aim 3
Attracting, developing and maintaining a highly skilled and driven workforce
Maximising existing funding opportunities and growing income through increased diversification of activity
Optimising the use of resources to include room utilisation, average class size and staffing
Investing in the centre estate, equipment and information technology to provide learning environments that are aspirational and enable excellent employ ability training to take place
Maintaining good financial health through growing income streams and reducing cost through efficiencies