More money for further education

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "More money for further education", Education + Training, Vol. 42 No. 6.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

More money for further education

More money for further education

Keywords Higher education, Financial investment

The money allocated to further education will rise by 10 per cent in 2001-02, but improved standards of attainment and wider participation are expected in return. The £365 million extra money includes £240 million extra to widen participation among adults and to support more young people gaining qualifications in colleges. There is also £80 million extra for the further-education standards fund, bringing it to £160 million for 2001-02. This money should help to improve teaching, update subject skills, fund excellent colleges to spread their good practice to weaker ones, support management training and help with targeted intervention in failing colleges. Some £45 million extra has been allocated to capital projects. This includes money to help to ensure that colleges have up-to-date computers.

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