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Icca Education Training and Skills' Green Flag Accreditation

The Icca Education Training and Skills Green Flag Data Credibility Award was launched in September 2012 and now forms an integral part of the Icca College Forum assessment process as well as being available as a stand alone product.

The Green Flag Award consists of over 40 tests against the last complete data set and these are split into major and minor categories in the areas of data credibility and data management.

Each test has specific tolerances and have been designed to run against the College's latest ILRs.  It requires very little input from the participating college, we just need copies of your ILRs and we do the rest.

Following our assessment, we create an "issues report" that identifies the tests that are causing concern. We arrange to meet with you at the College to present our findings and for colleges that just choose to have the Award as a stand alone service we offer a complementary consultancy service to go through the issues that we find with the MIS manager or their representative.  The service is totally confidential and the results are only shared with designated college staff.

Our photos show Scott Winter, Managing Director of Icca ETS presenting the Data Quality Green Flag to Marion Plant, Principal of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and Vici Cadwallader-Webb presenting the Data Quality Green Flag to Dick Palmer, Chief Executive of City College Norwich. City College Norwich were one of the first colleges to achieve the Green Flag award. 

The Data Credibility Green Flag Award is a major step towards getting the Government Agencies to trust the data presented by colleges and for colleges that do not achieve the award, we can work with them to identify the root cause of the underlying issues and put systems in place that will lead towards re-accreditation in a subsequent year.

We are committed to rolling out this award to colleges and we are working with Government Agencies to support this award with the potential benefit to the participating colleges that there will be a reduced need for audit.

Colleges who have successfully achieved the Green Flag Award in 2013 are:

  • Accrington and Rossendale College
  • Bolton College
  • Brooksby Melton College
  • Brooklands College
  • Burton and South Derbyshire College
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • Chesterfield College
  • City College Norwich
  • City of Wolverhampton College
  • Dearne Valley College
  • Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
  • Gateshead College
  • Gloucestershire College
  • Harrow College
  • Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
  • Leeds City College
  • Loughborough College
  • New College Telford
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
  • South Cheshire College
  • South Leicestershire College
  • Stockport College
  • Stoke on Trent College
  • Warwickshire College
  • Weston College

Please contact us on 0844 800 9870 or email ets@icca-ets.com if you would like to discuss Green Flag in more detail.