Congratulations to Exeter College for being voted the best college in the country for the second year running in FE Week’s exclusive league table.

This year’s NICDEX gave 202 colleges a score of up to 40, with 10 marks available in four categories: learner satisfaction, employer satisfaction, 16-to-18 positive progression and adults into employment.

The league table was devised last year by Nick Linford, FE Week’s editor and a former director of performance at Lewisham College, based on key criteria published by the Department for Education.

Exeter College, which was led by Richard Atkins until he retired in March 2016 and become FE commissioner, topped the leader board with an impressive score of 35, scooping a perfect 10 for employer satisfaction and nine out of 10 for both learner satisfaction and 16-to-18 positive progression.


2CQR have worked with the college‘s Library Systems Co-ordinator, Trevor Leyland since 2010, initially introducing an EM self-service solution. Later, with the new system proving popular with both staff and learners a measured move to RFID followed.


The college’s principal and chief executive John Laramy said he was “delighted” that it was top two years running, and thanked everyone “involved with or connected to” the college for their “engagement and support”.

“Our success is not down to luck. We have amazing students, great partners, committed employers, exceptional staff and astute governors,” he said.


For more information on the league table see the Pippa Allen-Kinross article: