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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13818: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Fife College is having to reduce the number of courses that it offers because of reported reductions in its budget.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 26 January 2018

Fife College received a real terms increase in funding from the SFC in 2017-18. The SFC provide the budget allocations to College Regions, indicative allocations have yet to be published, however in 2018-19 we will deliver a real-terms increase in funding for colleges. The College reviews its curriculum to ensure that it meets the demands of the economy and needs of current and prospective students.