Raising Standards Together

Leading in the current context – current issues

Module objectives

Module objectives

Current issues

Current issues


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This Module focuses on two current issues:

  • The need to improve the engagement of colleges with employers (improving relevance of provision, progression to work, and diversifying sources of income); and
  • Financial health of colleges and practical leadership strategies to address poor financial health.


By the end of the Module, participants will be able to:

  • articulate the benefits of improving engagement with employers.
  • explore key strategies used elsewhere in the sector to rapidly address gaps in employer engagement.
  • apply the principles of customer relationship management (CRM) and understand its importance in improving responsiveness to employers.
  • share ideas and strategies relating to improving employer engagement from other participants in the Module group; and
  • discuss the key factors affecting efficiency in college operations, and the role of effective resource management in creating a financially-sustainable college.

Related resources

Deloitte – A Guide to Investing in Wales – Key Sectors (English only)

An Overview of Vocational Sectors (English only)

Power Up - the UK Workplace (external link)

Opportunities created by cross-border collaboration (external link)

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