Former FE Funding Council boss lends weight to concerns for sector future

feweek_logo-shieldA report in FE Week says that funding boss Sir David Melville, former chief executive of the FE Funding Council, has added his voice to ‘express serious concerns about the government’s handling of the sector’.


Former FE Funding Council boss lends weight to concerns for sector future

FE Week | 26 June 2015

Former FE funding boss Sir David Melville has become the latest high-profile voice to express serious concerns about the government’s handling of the sector.

The current chair of Pearson Education Ltd and governor of Manchester Metropolitan University, who was chief executive of the FE Funding Council from 1997 to 2001, told FE Week of his fears for FE with comments that backed the findings of government adviser Professor Lady Alison Wolf.

She said FE could “vanish into history” as government funding for the sector, which will see provider budgets slashed by 24 per cent next academic year, was swallowed up by apprenticeships… [full story on FE Week]