Bedford College chief welcomes Government funding to help further education

He says FE is key to the country's economic recovery

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 11:44 am

Regional college chief Ian Pryce CBE has welcomed the news further education (FE) has been given Government cash.

It means funding for free education for those over 19 who want to take up technical courses.

Ian, who is also principal and CEO of The Bedford College Group, said: “Yet another good announcement, extending free advanced level technical programmes to all ages.

Ian Pryce CBE

“There seems finally to be a realisation that further education is key to the economic recovery.”

The Bedford College Group has been maintaining its links with thousands of businesses, small and multinational, during the Covid-19 crisis. The Business Development team led by Gina Bubbins is now advising companies on how to make the most of new recruitment and training funding and opportunities which are available.

Gina said: “If businesses large or small want to talk to us we can take them through what money is available and how to make the most of the new apprenticeship funding. We know they are busy in these challenging times, but we can help them navigate the paperwork and procedures.”