SFCA responds to Chancellor's Plan for JobsBack
Responding to today’s statement, Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association said:
“The Chancellor has taken some welcome steps today to support young people, particularly those who plan to enter employment in the near future. The one year, high value courses for school and college leavers are of particular interest to us – applied general qualifications will be an ideal fit for many young people, so this initiative may provide further evidence of the vital role these qualifications play, and cause the government to reflect on its future plans for AGQs. It will be important to address the funding reduction for 18 year old students to ensure colleges and school are not financially penalised for delivering these one year courses”.