Bournemouth & Poole College Lansdowne site is one of sixteen colleges across England that will benefit from the next phase of the Government’s Further Education Capital Transformation Fund. First launched in September 2020, this £1.5billion fund will help rebuild and transform college estates across the country, ensuring they meet the needs of students and their communities.
This investment builds on the Government’s commitment to transform further and technical education in England, delivering the skilled workforce our economy needs.
Michael Tomlinson has welcomed news that students from Mid Dorset and North Poole will soon have the opportunity to learn in the world class education facilities they deserve–as Bournemouth and Poole College is set to benefit from the Government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformational Fund. As part of its commitment to level up education, the Government introduced this fund last year, with funding targeted towards those colleges most in need of repair–so they can have the modern and fit for purpose facilities that meet the needs of staff and students. Since it first launched in September 2020, 180 colleges have already received funding to begin immediate repairs and renovations. Bournemouth and Poole College is among the sixteen colleges that have been selected for the fund’s third and final phase, including some of the most in need of support to upgrade their estates. This investment forms apart of the Government’s overall efforts to transform further education across the country, complementing the reforms it is introducing through the Skills for Jobs White Paper–which will realign the sector towards helping people develop the skills and training employers need.
Michael said "I'm delighted that this funding is being given to Bournemouth and Poole college, which will benefit students in Mid Dorset and North Poole, and in the wider area across BCP and Dorset."