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Top 10 ranking for Cambridge Regional College in latest further education table

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) has been rated in the top 10 in a newly-published league table of further education colleges in England.

Mark Robertson - Principal of Cambridge Regional College..Pic - Richard Marsham. (28250209)
Mark Robertson - Principal of Cambridge Regional College..Pic - Richard Marsham. (28250209)

The college is overall joint seventh in the country and has also been named best in the eastern region.

The table, called the NICDEX, is compiled by FE Week using official figures published by the Department for Education.

CRC pricipal Mark Robertson said: “The figures showing we are seventh best in the country and number one in our region, is a brilliant result and proof of how hard our staff work, to provide an excellent educational experience for people of all ages living in the region.

“We strive to ensure our learners leave college as highly employable, work-ready individuals to fill demand from the regional business community.

“I would like to thank our dedicated staff, hard-working students and business partners for playing their part in this amazing result.”

This year’s NICDEX rated 172 FE colleges across England in four categories: employer satisfaction, learner satisfaction, 16 to 18 positive progression and adult progression into work.

The college, which has a campus in both Cambridge and Huntingdon, is above the national average in all areas of nationally-gathered statistics including surveys of learners and employers.

The figures also show that CRC is above average for students of all ages progressing on to further study, employment or higher education.

The annual performances table, has been published for the fourth year.

Editor of FE Week, Nick Linford, said: “The NICDEX was an enjoyable intellectual challenge to create an annual performance table with an overall score, from a mix of key measures.

“Most importantly, NICDEX is transparent. The four measures that make up the NICDEX are published by the DfE.”

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