This article focuses on the mergers of further education colleges in Wales. It traces the development of Welsh Government policy on the transformation of the further education (FE) sector and discusses a number of key documents that shaped its policy. The article analyses the response of further education colleges and describes the different types of college merger that resulted. The paper draws conclusions as to the outcomes of the approach taken by the Welsh Government, which was largely one of giving a policy lead and leaving it to individual colleges to respond.
How to Cite:
Graystone J., (2016) “Letting a Thousand Flowers Bloom? The Transformation of Further Education Colleges in Wales and Comparisons with other UK Nations”, Wales Journal of Education 18(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.16922/wje.18.2.9