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Foundation Degrees Forward

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a further progress statement on Foundation Degrees Forward; and what the planned publication date for its prospectus is. [129993]

Foundation Degree Forward (FDF) is in the process of being set up, as a network organisation, with its administrative centre located at the Lichfield Campus jointly owned by Staffordshire University and Tamworth and Lichfield College. Dr. Derek Longhurst has been appointed as the Executive Director. The FDF Management Board will hold its first meeting on October 7 when it will consider a Strategic Plan for 2003–06 and a Business Plan and Operating Statement for 2003–04.