Colleges NI Business Support Services Survey

Colleges NI Business Support Services Survey

Colleges NI are hoping to capture in this short survey the views from both those companies who have engaged with an FE College in the past and those that have not

The Further Education (FE) sector in Northern Ireland consists of the six regional FE Colleges.  The sector provides support to two main audiences:

  • Learners – providing professional and technical courses to over 80,000 learners per year, ranging from full-time and part-time, from Entry Level through to Foundation Degree Level and above.
  • Businesses – providing upskilling and reskilling to businesses across Northern Ireland along with product development, innovation and business support.

In terms of businesses – the FE sector is launching a new campaign in the Autumn to raise awareness of the business support services available through the FE Colleges. Colleges Northern Ireland have designed a survey to understand the current level of awareness amongst businesses about the FE sector – and in particular the role it plays in supporting employers (from business support, product development, innovation and reskilling  / upskilling).  The findings from the survey will help inform a baseline from which they can benchmark progress as a  result of their new campaign.


Colleges NI would be grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete this online survey – click for: Employer Survey.  The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 22 September 2017.