Thank you for contacting me about further education colleges.
I believe that every young person should have access to an excellent education and further education colleges play a vital role in the education system. The last Spending Review included measures to protect the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds until 2020. However I am aware of the concerns that have been raised about funding.
This is why I recently signed a cross party letter to the Prime Minister calling for her to address the gap in funding between further education and the other education sectors.