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http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/120_college_jobs_axed_1_3093883

MORE than 120 jobs are to go as part of expected £4 million funding cuts at Sheffield’s biggest further education college.

Lecturers and teachers, as well as support staff, will be hit by the plans - with a 90-day consultation period beginning this week.

The Sheffield College teaches around 17,000 full time and part-time students at four main sites around the city - Hillsborough, Norton, Peaks and the newly rebuilt Sheffield City College.

College managers fear 121 full time jobs will have to go by the summer - although final figures from the Government on its budget for 2011/12 have yet to be received.

Jobs at risk include those of lecturers, business support staff who liaise with potential employers, and workers in student services.

An enhanced voluntary redundancy scheme is to be offered while other employees will be asked to accept voluntary reductions in hours.

Some classes could also be scaled back as a result of the squeeze to reflect new national curriculum priorities.

There will be less central government cash available for courses in English for speakers of other languages, and classes which teach adults basic literacy and numeracy skills.

A college spokeswoman said: “These courses will be reduced but not scrapped altogether. This may result in larger class sizes and possibly charges for some learners which are currently attending for free.”

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waywoodwind

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:23 PM

I wonder how many of those bogus colleges that Labour allowed to flourish will shut down This foreign exodus to Britain that the Labour Party created has caused all these problems

Looks like the boom in education funded with easy money is well and truly over. Places at college about to become more competitive?

Is it still the case that between 16-18 you cannot be unemployed as you are either working, at college or doing an apprenticeship?

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Looks like the boom in education funded with easy money is well and truly over. Places at college about to become more competitive?

Is it still the case that between 16-18 you cannot be unemployed as you are either working, at college or doing an apprenticeship?

Not yet - youth unemployment is defined as 16-24 year olds.

There are plans to make education / work / training compulsory up to 18 by 2015, hence Alan Johnson said he would be scrapping EMA by then, as there would be no need to incentivise that which is compulsory. http://www.cypnow.co.uk/Archive/761753/

The tories were not terribly keen on this, but suddenly became all for it when someone pointed out it would be a splendid way to claim they are reducing youth unemployment around the time they would be seeking re-election.

Not that they would be so brazenly cynical, naturally.

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Not yet - youth unemployment is defined as 16-24 year olds.

There are plans to make education / work / training compulsory up to 18 by 2015, hence Alan Johnson said he would be scrapping EMA by then, as there would be no need to incentivise that which is compulsory. http://www.cypnow.co.uk/Archive/761753/

The tories were not terribly keen on this, but suddenly became all for it when someone pointed out it would be a splendid way to claim they are reducing youth unemployment around the time they would be seeking re-election.

Not that they would be so brazenly cynical, naturally.

And what happens if there aren't enough places to ensure you are in education / work / training? Are these people then in no mans land so to speak?

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I met an electrician lecturer from Sheffield college once - he supervised 2 people which meant he earned 45k. He said this was an average salary or maybe a little bit better. Sheffield.

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And what happens if there aren't enough places to ensure you are in education / work / training? Are these people then in no mans land so to speak?

Jolly good question, I'm still waiting for the Department of Education to answer that one. Presumably the Big Society will provide.

They could always jail them, that'll sort it all out.

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