New industry league tables place Kendal College as one of the best in the country

24 Nov 2016

New industry league tables published this month have placed Kendal College as one of the most successful colleges in England.

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FE Week – the premier news service for the further education and skills sector in England – has taken key criteria published by the Department for Education to create a rankings table featuring all of England’s 213 general further education colleges.

The results have been based on four measures: 2016/17 adult apprencticeships allocations as a percentage of all adult funding, employer and learner satisfaction scores, and the college’s success at getting unemployed learners into work.

Kendal College just narrowly missed out on the top spot to Exeter College but actually ranked higher than the top college in three of the four measures. Added to that, Kendal College’s employer and learner satisfaction rates were among the highest of any college in the country.

Graham Wilkinson, Principal at Kendal College, said: “We’re delighted that Kendal College has performed so consistently well across all the measures for a number of years. In particular, we highly value the views of our learners and employers and work hard to tailor our wide range of courses and apprenticeships around what works best for them.

“With figures from more than 200 colleges across the country being analysed, it truly is a fantastic achievement to be named as one of the top two. This is testament to everyone’s ongoing efforts to keep improving standards, and accolades like this one make me very proud to be a part of Kendal College.”

The four top-scoring colleges, Exeter and Kendal, Selby and Eastleigh, who were joint second, have also all been rated ‘outstanding’ at their most recent Ofsted inspections. For more information on the new league tables and criteria, visit http://feweek.co.uk.

Kendal College holds regular Open Events throughout the year for people to find out more about the College and the range of courses and apprenticeships available. The next Open Event will be at 4-7pm on Wednesday 7th December and tutors and students will be on hand to talk about, and carry out tours of the college campuses.

For more information on our upcoming Open Evenings call 01539 814700 or click HERE