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Further Education Update

Statement made on 9 November 2021

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Statement

Today my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Higher and Further Education (Alex Burghart) made the following statement:

Today I am announcing details of the government’s capital investment of £83 million in 2021-22 to help eligible post-16 education providers[1] accommodate the expected demographic increase in 16 to 19-year-olds.

Thirty-nine post-16 education providers have been awarded a share of the multi-million capital funding for projects that will enable them to add extra capacity where there is a pressing need to ensure there are enough places in their local area to absorb an increase in 16 -19 learners. This investment will lead to providers being able to accommodate an extra 14,000 learners. We launched a bidding round for the funding on 18 May 2021. These post 16 education providers will be able to develop new high quality flexible buildings and facilities, to ensure there will be sufficient places for 16 - 19 learners in their areas to gain the skills they need to progress and help the economy to grow.

The 39 education providers which will benefit from Post 16 capacity funding are:

Post 16 education provider

Local Authority

Post 16 education provider

Local Authority

  • Aston University Engineering Academy

Birmingham

  • Kirklees College

Kirklees

  • Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Hampshire

  • Long Road Sixth Form College

Cambridgeshire

  • Bedford College

Bedford

  • Luminate Education Group

Leeds

  • Bilborough Sixth Form College (Better Futures MAT)

Nottingham

  • Luton Sixth Form College

Luton

  • Brockenhurst College

Hampshire

  • Milton Keynes College

Milton Keynes

  • Christ the King Sixth Form

Lewisham

  • New College Pontefract (New Collaborative Learning Trust)

Wakefield

  • Cirencester College

Gloucestershire

  • Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Leeds

  • City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College (Potteries Educational Trust)

Stoke-on-Trent

  • Peter Symonds College

Hampshire

  • City of Wolverhampton College

Wolverhampton

  • Portsmouth College

Portsmouth

  • Dixons Sixth Form Academy (Dixons Academies Trust)

Bradford

  • Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Darlington

  • Durham Sixth Form Centre

County Durham

  • Ron Dearing University Technical College

Kingston upon Hull

  • East Kent College Group

Kent

  • Runshaw College

Lancashire

  • Hereford Sixth Form College (Heart of Mercia Academy Trust)

Herefordshire

  • Sandwell College

Sandwell

  • Hills Road Sixth Form College

Cambridgeshire

  • St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

Wandsworth

  • Huddersfield New College

Kirklees

  • St Vincent College (Lighthouse Learning Trust)

Hampshire

  • Inspire Education Group

Peterborough

  • Suffolk New College

Suffolk

  • Itchen Sixth Form College

Southampton

  • TEC Partnership

North Yorkshire

  • John Leggott College

North Lincolnshire

  • The Henley College

Oxfordshire

  • Joseph Chamberlain 6th Form College

Birmingham

  • Woking College

Surrey

  • Wyke Sixth Form College

Kingston upon Hull

This investment should be seen in the wider context of our reforms to further education. The White Paper ‘Skills for Jobs Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth' sets out our vision of enabling everyone to get the high-quality skills employers need in a way that suits them. The reforms set out plans to transform technical education, boost UK productivity, build back better from the Coronavirus pandemic, and create a more prosperous country for all.

[1] Eligible education providers that could apply to this fund were: FE colleges, designated institutions, Sixth Form Colleges, 16-19 academies, including free schools, UTCs, Studio schools and Maths schools.

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Department for Education
Further Education Update
Alex Burghart
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Higher and Further Education
Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar
Statement made 9 November 2021
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Commons