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Skills for jobs: implementing a new further education funding and accountability system

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During the summer of 2022 the Department for Education held a consultation on implementing a new FE funding and accountability system in England.

In summary, UCU's concerns about the funding and accountability consultation centres around the fact that its focus is on funding and quantifying the effectiveness of FE and adult education through skills education that leads to jobs. There is no recognition of the other positive outcomes arising from education, such as improving health and well-being, and the contribution to society and communities. We would welcome a development of the funding accountability indicators to factor in the wider positive outcomes of education.