How can FE providers drive value from their data?

Colleges and training providers depend on data. In the UK, the further education sector has to contend with a wide range of financial management reporting and learner data collection methods. So, why do so few FE institutions seem to value such an important asset?

To discuss this, and ways providers could do more with their data to regulate spending or even create new funding streams, Capita will be hosting a live webinar in conjunction with Education Technology on 27 March.

As Collab Group’s exclusive partner for Further Education and Technology Services, we’re delighted to be part of this important sector-wide discussion about how FE providers can improve their data capabilities to create better outcomes and growth.

I’ll be joined on the panel by data strategist, Andy Youell, and Morley College’s Head of Management Information Services, Jon Cole. Together, we’ll be covering topics including:

why colleges need a data strategy to sit alongside their financial, HR and IT plans why senior leadership teams should champion data quality and ownership

  • why data should be at the heart of decision-making.

Jon will be sharing how Morley College have embraced business and retail models, using data insight and the right technology, to help improve student outcomes and stay ahead in a competitive market. In his blog, Jon explains that “to make this happen, colleges - like businesses - need a clear digital agenda.”

Having worked with data and information for the past 30 years, Andy is well placed to highlight some key questions FE leadership teams need to consider as aspirations for the value that data can deliver increases. Andy’s latest blog asked a simple question, is your data an asset?

Join me, Andy and Jon at 3.30pm on 27 March 2019. We’ll be taking audience questions at the end, so you can pick our brains on anything FE data-related. You can register today.


Rob Clark has worked in further and higher education software for over 20 years, starting his career in systems support at the University of Oxford before joining Capita. As regional manager for Capita UNIT-e MIS, he works with FE colleges and training providers up and down the country.

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