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Education: Coastal Areas

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding his Department provided to each (a) further education and (b) higher education college in each of the principal seaside towns of England in 2007-08. (257412)

Table 1 shows total funding for adult (aged 19 or over) learners through the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) for FE colleges located in principal seaside towns in England.

Table 2 provides information on total funding through the Higher Education Funding Council for England for Higher Education Institutions located in principal seaside towns.

The information given here refers only to provision delivered in FE colleges and in higher education institutions. However, other providers may also deliver FE or HE provision, and may also receive funding from the LSC or HEFCE, so the figures given below do not necessarily represent the full funding available.

We have used the list of 37 “principal seaside towns” used in “England’s Seaside Towns—A ‘benchmarking’ study” published in November 2008 by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Table 1: LSC funding for adult (aged 19 or over) learners in FE colleges based in principal seaside towns 2007-08

College

Funding (£)

Bexhill College

358,000

Blackpool and the Fylde College

6,250,000

Blackpool Sixth Form

2,680,000

City College Brighton

6,260,000

Varndean College

651,000

Sussex Downs College

6,990,000

South Kent College

5,280,000

Great Yarmouth College

2,320,000

Lowestoft College

2,870,000

East Norfolk Sixth Form College

307,000

Isle of Wight College

6,730,000

Penwith College

2,630,000

Scarborough Sixth Form

199,000

Yorkshire Coast College

2,940,000

South East Essex College

3,520,000

King George V College

436,000

Southport college

4,030,000

Weston College

7,670,000

Weymouth College

3,020,000

Northbrook College

6,460,000

Total

71,600,000

Note:

Funding totals include participation and non participation funds from Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills through the Learning and Skills Council

Table 2: HEFCE funding for higher educations institutions based in principal seaside towns 2007-08

Higher education institution

Funding (£)

Blackpool and Fylde College

6,270,000

Brighton University

51,000,000

Arts Institute of Bournemouth

8,680,000

Bournemouth University

38,160,000

Cornwall College

314,000

Sussex University

47,970,000

University College of Falmouth

9,000,000

Yorkshire Coast College of Further and Higher Education

320,000

Total

161,700,000

Note:

These amounts cover HEFCE’s combined teaching and research grants to these institutions. It is not possible to disaggregate spend to a particular locality where a university/college offers HE courses across multiple sites.