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Colleges don’t want a dramatic rescue, they just wanna have funds

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Finally, the UK has scored a massive success in Europe. Nothing to do with Brexit, mind you – it was EuroSkills 2018, where Team UK achieved its aim of a top 10 finish, coming in ninth.

David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, was there in Budapest to see the team excel. And while he revelled in the skills excellence, he says that it led to him worrying about the future. While politicians are excited about the potential of lifelong learning and skills to help young people and adults achieve their ambitions, “when it comes to Treasury decisions about priorities, we know ...

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