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This paper aligns with the Opportunity England recommendation, 'investing in our future'.

Implementing these recommendations would significantly advance the ability of England’s further education (FE) sector to internationalise, aligning with Opportunity England’s vision of a globally connected and competitive sector. By addressing these challenges, colleges in England could better attract and support international talent, fostering a more diverse and culturally enriched learning environment for everyone. Enhancing student mobility and international partnerships in FE would continue to equip students with global perspectives and skills, essential for today’s interconnected world. Closer alignment between national skills needs, training and immigration policy is essential to delivering economic and cultural prosperity. Ultimately, these steps would position England as a leading destination for international skills and collaboration.

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