North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College awarded ‘chartered status’

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 April 2022

NORTH WARWICKSHIRE and South Leicestershire College, who locally have campuses in Hinckley and Nuneaton, have been awarded chartered status by the Chartered Institution for Further Education.

NWSLC’s Hinckley Campus (Image: Google Street View)

They were handed the chartered status by the Chartered Institution for Further Education, who are the only organisation in the entirety of the UK, that can give Further Education providers a royal assent.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) have been recognised for the ‘high quality’ of their further and higher education skills provision, which has been achieved through multiple partnerships with stakeholders, such as the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP and WorldSkills UK.

For three years and counting, since 2019, they have been rated as a ‘Good’ college with ‘outstanding features’.

And, they have recorded high levels of satisfaction with students through Further Education Choices, as well as research which was conducted by the National Student Survey (NSS).

The College work with over 500 employers who provide skills training, apprenticeships, and work experience, to help build up their portfolio of industry placements, which are a ‘key feature’ of the new T Levels.

NWSLC are also helping to support local schools in both Leicestershire and Warwickshire – two counties where they have campuses – through their sponsorship with the Midlands Academies Trust.

They even achieved ‘Gold’ status for Investors in People last year (2021).

NWSLC’s Chief Executive comments

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said: “Successfully achieving chartered status is a fantastic accolade for the college and we are proud to join the Institution.

“NWSLC has a long history of engagement with its local community, serving the skills requirements of employers and working with our partners to develop high standards of further and higher education across our region.”

Ms. Plant continued: “Students and apprentices at NWSLC benefit from our extensive contacts with local, regional, and national employers, and professional and technical skills are embedded within our culture.

“Accredited as a member of the WorldSkills Centre of Excellence, NWSLC is one of the leading English colleges in WorldSkills UK skills competitions.

She concluded: “We hope that chartered status will enable us to take advantage of the latest developments in further and education skills delivery and look forward to working with our peers within the Institution in the future.”

The Chartered Institution for Further Education was established to highlight the excellence of further education and skills training providers.

NWSLC have a total of four campuses – these are located in Hinckley, Nuneaton, Harrowbrook and Wigston.

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