31 October 2015

Restructures and mergers in further and adult education – resisting cuts and rationalisation

‘Reviewing post 16-education and training institutions’ is the title of the government’s latest policy document for further and adult education. Needless to say it is a review that, if implemented, will drastically reduce the size of the sector and with it the future of millions of students.

The government argues that the sector needs to change to ensure that young people and adults have the necessary skills and education to enter/re-enter the workforce. However it doesn’t take much examination of these proposals to see what really lies behind them.

Click here for the UCU briefing on the background to the government review of FE, a critique of it and an alternative to it

Also click here for UCU’s guide to branches who face merger with another college

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