City College Celebrates National League Table Success

23 November 2017 | College News

City College is celebrating the end of a ‘golden year’ after scoring highly in the 2017 FE Week college league tables.

Rated sixth in the country overall, Plymouth’s premier provider of professional and technical education came first in the rankings for employer satisfaction and second for student satisfaction. The College also came sixth nationally for the percentage of adults progressing into employment.

Phil Davies, City College’s Principal and Chief Executive, said: “This really has been a golden year for the College. To have been rated so highly across categories encompassing both our students and the support we offer to the local business community is something that we can be immensely proud of.

“We are constantly looking to the region’s employers to help shape, influence and develop both what we offer and how it is delivered. This routine and systematic relationship between College and commerce most recently manifested itself in the establishment of our Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM, the development of which was supported by over 200 employers across a range of industries.

“With their help, we have been able to anticipate the future skills needs of our community as well as responding to their current requirements. This not only benefits our employers, but also our students who leave us with the necessary skills to meet the needs of their chosen industry.”

City College supports the region’s employers with their award-winning Apprenticeship provision, as well as providing a range of courses and bespoke training programmes which enable employees to upskill or retrain to better support their business’ requirements.

The College was also awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award for its university-level provision – the only institution in Plymouth to be awarded Gold in this year’s awards.

FE Week is the premier news service for further education in England and their league tables draw on various satisfaction surveys and reflect the latest government thinking on college performance. This year, they assessed over 200 colleges, giving them a score of up to 40, with marks available in categories including: student satisfaction, employer satisfaction and adults into employment. There was a strong showing for the South West in this year’s table with all four members of the Devon Colleges Group ranked within the top 10%

Those looking for an outstanding experience from their education, employment or training can find out what the College has to offer at their drop-in evening on Wednesday 6 December, 4.30pm to 6.30pm. For more information visit cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300.

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