East Coast College recognised as member of the prestigious Chartered Institution for Further Education

East Coast College has been recognised as a Member of the Chartered Institution for Further Education, celebrating high achievement, highly effective practice and excellent leadership and governance.

The college’s membership was conferred by The Rt Hon Lord Lingfield at a prestigious ceremony in London on Friday, 26th November, attended by East Coast’s Chair of Corporation, David Blake, Deputy Principal, Paul Padda, Deputy Chief Executive, Urmila Rasan, and Director of Governance, Wendy Stanger.

East Coast College was one of six providers to be recognised at the ceremony, with Alex Burghart MP, Minister for Skills, among the ceremony speakers.

The Institution for Further Education is the only organisation in the UK that has been given royal assent to provide Chartered Status to excellent further education, and as well as being a membership body it also works alongside industry to influence and shape the national skills system to ensure that professional education providers are recognised as the key drivers of economic development and growth within their local communities.

In order to be awarded membership, East Coast College had to demonstrate its commitment to continuous improvement, how it acts as a role model to deliver quality teaching and learning as well as good outcomes for learners and how responsive and supportive it is to the needs of learners. The college also had to demonstrate its community-oriented engagement in the sector, exemplary record of corporate governance and the work it does with employers as a model training provider, among other things.

Stuart Rimmer, CEO at East Coast College, said: “This is a huge honour to join this national institution. The College is the first in the East of England and once again fantastic to see us leading the way in standards in further education. This is down to the continued work of our amazing staff delivering outstanding results for our students.”

Paul Padda, Wendy Stanger, Urmila Rasan and David Blake at the Chartered Institution for Further Education ceremony in London. Photo Chartered Institution for Further Education
Paul Padda, Wendy Stanger, Urmila Rasan and David Blake at the Chartered Institution for Further Education ceremony in London. Photo Chartered Institution for Further Education