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The government's spending review has presented some real and serious challenges to FE institutions. However, with every threat comes an opportunity for those willing and flexible enough to adapt. The government's intention to abolish the existing regional development authorities (RDAs) presents an opportunity for smart FE colleges. With the right implementation of existing resources they can build a more diverse base of revenue sources and reduce dependence on the public purse.
In recent years, the definition of a learner studying at a Further Education College has grown to encompass a broad range of people of varying ages and across a number of different backgrounds. In age, they range from 16 year olds arriving straight from school to mature learners looking to retrain for a new career, and all the way through to retired people taking a course for the pure joy of learning. In terms of aspiration, they can range from those taking academic qualifications with a view to going to university, to those embarking upon a vocational qualification as a route directly into their chosen career. In terms of time commitment they range from those studying full time and maintaining a part time job, all the way through to those who study part-time to fit their educational experience around existing work and family commitments.
Tuition fees are currently set at £3,225 per year, leaving many graduates with over £23,000 worth of debt. With increases in fees likely to leave graduates even deeper in debt, Richard Horton, Regional Vice President, EMEA at Blackboard believes that technology needs to be properly harnessed to help deliver more flexible and affordable degree programmes for students.
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