Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just 13 of 144 delayed colleges to receive LSC funding

The Learning and Skills Council has identified 13 colleges from a total of 144 projects for a possible funding kickstart.

The 13 colleges that have been selected to proceed are:

Barnsley CollegeBournville CollegeFurness CollegeHartlepool College of Further EducationKirklees CollegeLeyton Sixth Form CollegeManchester College – WythenshaweNorth West Kent CollegeSt Helens CollegeSandwell CollegeSouth Thames CollegeTresham Institute of Further and Higher Education, CorbyWest Cheshire College

Each will be required to make “significant but manageable” cost cuts to get the go-ahead from the LSC.

Geoff Russell, chief executive of the LSC said: “These are the projects that will bring the greatest benefit to learners and communities across the country. They will have a substantial impact on the education and skills environment in their locality by transforming the condition of college buildings. While they show good value for money and excellent links with third party funding, we will ask each of these colleges to find additional cost savings in order that we can afford to fund additional projects.”

The rest of the projects will stay on hold and will not receive any further investment until 2011/12.