Colleges may struggle to maintain provision, auditor warns

Further education colleges may "struggle to maintain" current provision in light of budget cuts, the Auditor General for Wales has warned.

 

Welsh Government grant funding for the sector has been cut by £22m over the past five years.

 

Auditor Huw Vaughan Thomas said while colleges were "financially stable in the short term," he was concerned about their financial planning.

 

The Welsh Government said it would consider the auditor's report.

 

The report shows core funding for full time provision has risen by 3%, while funding for part time courses has dropped by 71%.

 

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