Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) : Evaluation of Funded Programmes icon

Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) : Evaluation of Funded Programmes

FETL is an independent think tank seeking to shape the way leadership in further education and skills is thought about and conceptualised. Through funding fellowships, grants and a University Chair in FE and Skills, as well as hosting events, FETL aims to encourage the creation and sharing of new in the FE and skills sector. CFE has been commissioned by FETL to evaluate the impact of its first two years of activity. Having established an evaluation framework with FETL’s board, CFE’s method identifies the potential and actual self-reported impacts of FETL’s activities and the new thinking it generates. Information for the evaluation is being collected via consultations with FETL staff and trustees, successful and unsuccessful funding applicants, and key figures within the FE and skills sector, as well as reviews of FETL’s data and documentation.

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Key project contact

John Higton

John has a strong policy research and evaluation record in workplace training, apprenticeships, further and higher education, business productivity and employer regulation and compliance.

With a keen interest in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods, he is experienced in designing and directing mixed-method, longitudinal evaluations and leads a number of CFE’s studies including the Employer Ownership Pilot, the Impact of Apprenticeship Reform and the Evaluation of the Sheffield Skills Bank.