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Colleges will lose £150 million this term alone

Government’s support for colleges has helped, but it’s not sufficient to safeguard students’ futures – says new @AoC_info research  The Association of Colleges’ 2020 Covid-19 survey has revealed that colleges stand to lose £150 million by the next academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With over £2 billion of college income uncertain for next academic year, colleges are worried that they will lack the resources and capacity to support the increase in students they are expecting.

100,000 young people may struggle to enter the labour market, a ‘September Promise’ would make sure COVID19 damage does not last a lifetime


Ufi funds new partnership programme with AoC to create ed-tech strategy for the future that leaves no learner behind

@UfiTrust VocTech Trust are supporting @AoC_info to ensure colleges are supported to collectively overcome challenges to delivering online provision at scale.

Ofqual's approach to VTQs is fair and based on consistent principles

@Ofqual approach to VTQs is fair and based on consistent principles says @AoCDavidH @AoC_info in response to plans for #vocational and #technical #qualifications this summer  Today (Friday 24 April) Ofqual announced its proposed plans on vocational and technical qualifications. Association of Colleges is the national voice for colleges, representing around 93% of England’s further education colleges.

Clarity for colleges on use of the Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellors’ announcement that the Job Retention Scheme has been extended by one month to the end of June to reflect continuing social distancing measures is great news.


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