Funding for colleges and sixth forms will go to ‘high value’ subjects like science, Government says

According to iNews, funding for colleges and sixth forms will be targeted at subjects which get students higher wages, the Government has said.

The Department for Education said a portion of money from a funding package announced this summer will pay for “high value” courses such as science.

Today the DfE provided some new information on how the figure breaks down.

The Government will allocate £65m to cover the cost of delivering courses in six subject areas which are generally more expensive: building and construction, hospitality and catering, engineering, transportation operations and maintenance, manufacturing technologies and science.

The funding information is likely to be seen as an example of the Government trying to push out voter-friendly announcements before Parliament is dissolved on Wednesday 6 November.

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