Bolton College Case Study


College-Wide Management Information Reporting Transformed in Just 12 weeks.

Bolton College of further education provides a variety of over 800 full and part-time vocational training courses in the Greater Manchester area.

The Challenge

The College were using spreadsheets for performance monitoring and reporting and staff had to spend a lot of time sifting through over 100 reports to find the correct information. They wanted greater and faster insight into key performance areas – from student enrolment, success, achievement and retention to funding so they needed to take their management reporting to another level.

Active Dashboards Solution

Dynistics and the College worked closely together to develop a comprehensive plan to implement Active Dashboards.


Staff and SMT have instant access to the information they need – from an overview of the entire college through to detailed analysis of age level, length of course, programme area or section. They no longer have to wait for bespoke reports to be created and now have an easy to view dashboard where they can quickly see how an area or department of the college is performing.


Active Dashboards has given the College the performance insights they need for staff to make faster, informed decisions and have already realised improvements in staff utilisation, student attendance, and the delivery and success rates of training subcontractors.


Saved time, money and resources

Improved performance monitoring

Maximised Staff

From the client

"Active Dashboards gives us a clear focus on where action is needed. In many cases it’s enabling us to see information that historically would’ve been completely hidden"

Mark Burgoyne,
Vice Principal
Bolton College

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