The FE commissioner has told West Cheshire College to sell off one of its campuses to deal with its debt. David Collins said the institution was in a "very difficult position" because of mistakes made in relation to the size, location and funding of its new buildings. Although the college's new management team was "working hard" to resolve the issues of unsuitable accommodation and high levels of debt, "more radical action" was needed to bring the situation under control, Dr Collins said. In a separate report, he also warns that Stoke-on-Trent College will need to make further savings to balance its "fluctuating" finances. He recommends cuts to staffing, particularly in managerial and administrative roles. His report says that the college's small class sizes are a cause for concern and notes that further collaboration with the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College could bring "significant benefits" to learners and employers.
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