Last year, a massive shake-up of Scottish post-16 education was announced. The merging of the country’s 37 colleges into independent entities, governed along regional lines, is designed to offer a more comprehensive further education offering to Scotland’s students and save the public money.
For the new colleges, there is a huge amount of work to create new management and staffing structures, to make best use of the new campuses, to work out what curriculums to offer and to find the best way of informing the students of how the changes will affect them.
Behind the scenes too, there is also the work of getting the systems of a number of colleges to work together to ensure that they can run as a seamless entity and, more importantly, report as one.
This report will look at how a single integrated management information system (MIS) can not only help a newly-merged college to cope with the changes, but also realise efficiencies, improve the student experience and help to report against the key performance indicators (KPIs) that the regional boards and government demand.