Future FET: Transforming Learning
This strategy is the product of extensive analysis and a comprehensive consultation process. The ambitious agenda set out in this new FET strategy for the period 2020-2024, is aimed at Transforming Learning over the next 5 years. As we transition from the first FET strategy which followed the establishment of Education and Training Boards and SOLAS, we are moving towards a phase where real reform and performance improvement can deliver a more strategic and integrated FET system.
The timing is perfect, with the formation of a new Department dedicated to both further and higher education, new Ministers in place to oversee a more cohesive approach across both, and a programme for Government which sets out a range of commitments to grow the role and contribution of FET over the next few years. The new approach is based on three strategic pillars: building skills; fostering inclusion, and facilitating pathways.
This will be underpinned by a strong focus on four enabling themes: digital transformation; learner and performance focus; staffing and structures; and capital development.