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Give credit where credit is due, colleges tell SFC

Stark variations in funding prompt calls for full implementation of new model to be accelerated

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Huge regional variations in the amount of cash given to Scottish colleges have been revealed by a TESS analysis, sparking calls for a new funding system to be fully rolled out.

Since 2015-16, funding has been calculated according to a system based on credits. But the average amount that colleges receive per credit varies from £216 to £367, according to Scottish Funding Council (SFC) data.

The Glasgow college region has the lowest rate of nearly £216, while Borders College, SRUC and colleges in the Highlands and Islands region all receive more than £300.

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