ColegauCymru joins forces with social partners to review FE staff workload


ColegauCymru, together with key stakeholders have come together to undertake a survey to review FE staff workload and to help build a full picture of staff experiences and identify any areas for further collaboration.

2023 Workforce Survey

The National Workload Steering Group is a social partnership made up of Joint Trade Unions, ColegauCymru and Welsh Government. Through consultation with the steering group, Welsh Government has commissioned the Education Workforce Council (EWC) to undertake the survey which will look at workload, involvement in local action planning and impact to date, as well as the wellbeing and professional learning of FE staff. For the first time, business support staff will also be included, along with lecturers, learning support workers and work-based learning practitioners. This will provide a rounded view of workload for the FE workforce.

ColegauCymru Chief Executive David Hagendyk said,

“We’re proud to be supporting social partnership working with this important piece of work. For the first time, we’re pleased to be extending the survey to allow opportunity for business support staff to share their experiences. 

Our staff are instrumental to the success of our further education colleges. It’s essential that we consider their opinions to make meaningful improvements in line with the changing face of post-16 provision in Wales.”

The survey was launched on 16 January and will run through to 31 March 2023, and we would encourage all staff to complete the survey so that we gain as much input as possible to inform the review.

Collaborative Action

It is anticipated that the 2023 Workforce Survey will result in the collation of valuable data which will lead to further collaborative action and subsequent improvement in the management of staff workload.

ColegauCymru is committed to working collaboratively with our social partners to review workload to support the FE workforce and the survey provides all staff with the opportunity to voice their experiences. 

Further Information

National Education Workforce Survey 2023

Kelly Edwards, Director of Development

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