The Instrument and Articles of Government set down the powers, membership, roles and responsibilities of Corporations in Further Education colleges. The board is accountable for the use of public funds and has a duty of care for the assets of the colleges and the role of its members is similar to that of non-executive directors or trustees. This body is advised by a clerk who is employed directly by the corporation and who has access to independent professional advice.
The board meets at least seven times a year. Its size and composition is drawn from businesses, the community, local authority, students and staff.
Committees have been established to undertake detailed work:
A Quality Oversight Group has been established to ensure that there is scrutiny and oversight of curriculum and the student experience at the college level. – see terms of reference and minutes here.