£7bn 363 colleges 4.2m learners 263,257 staff

Top 10 Local Authorities to look out for

The Learning and Skills Council  used to allocate and distribute  funding to colleges, but  from next year local authorities will take over the distribution.

They haven’t been involved with further education colleges for many years  –  which are the big players now?

The latest data from LSC on allocations to local authorities shows that

Birmingham is the largest with £235 million , followed by the 9 county authorities of Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Norfolk £190 m, Herts, Lancashire, Essex, Cheshire, and Staffordshire with £141 m.

LSC allocations to local authorities in 2008_09

And the smallest ?

Smallest LSC Allocations to local authorities 0809

The Isles of Scilly education budget is mainly schools based, though the Evolving Isles project provides NVQS in hotel  and catering  for adults.

And a third local authority list – of the numbers of learners claiming Educational Maintenance Allowance EMA

Largest Numbers of EMA by local authority 2008

Leeds and Nottinghamshire make this top ten, though they are not in the top funding list.


January 21, 2010 - Posted by | austerity funding, list | , , ,

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