Case study: Devolved Use

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College is one of the largest providers of education and training in the Midlands. The College is based on two main campuses in Nuneaton and Hinckley and has outreach centres throughout North Warwickshire, offering a wide variety of programmes to individuals, communities and businesses. The College was graded ‘outstanding’ at its last Ofsted inspection; now has LSIS Beacon Status which is awarded to the top 10% of the colleges in the country; and was awarded the Training Quality Standard with excellence in Adult Social Care.

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College is one of the largest providers of education and training in the Midlands. The College is based on two main campuses in Nuneaton and Hinckley and has outreach centres throughout North Warwickshire, offering a wide variety of programmes to individuals, communities and businesses. The College was graded ‘outstanding’ at its last Ofsted inspection; now has LSIS Beacon Status which is awarded to the top 10% of the colleges in the country; and was awarded the Training Quality Standard with excellence in Adult Social Care.

Director of Finance at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Shabir Ismail explains, “Over the years the nature of our training provision has evolved with more and more courses being delivered across multiple sites and locations. including delivery at employers’ premises. As a result, many personnel are constantly out of the office and are mobile much of the time. This means that financial processes were taking much longer than they needed to, as we had to wait for managers to return before they could sign off purchase orders and so on.”

“We also calculated that when handling documents manually, it takes approximately 10 minutes to 7 minutes to process an invoice. When dealing with 15,000 invoices per year this gives you an idea of the scale of time involved.”

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