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Cornwall College campus to close in the summer

Cornwall College campus to close in the summer

Published by Emma Carton at 1:55pm 14th January 2020.

Cornwall College has confirmed its Saltash campus will close at the beginning of the summer.

Bosses say the decision to shut the site is down to reduced funding for post-16 learners.

Officials say that figures show the amount has shrunk by 30% over the last decade.

They say they are working with students to map-out their opportunities for progression.

A consultation has been launched, with staff being redeployed and retrained wherever possible.

"We regret that we are having to close our Saltash campus and recognise the impact these changes will have on our local community, which we have been proud to serve for the last 35 years.  

"This decision results from the reduced funding for post-16 learners in colleges which has shrunk by 30% over the last ten years.  

"The recent increase in funding for learners aged 16-18, while welcome, does not go far enough in covering even inflationary costs; it brings funding up to 2010 rates.  

"In this uncertain financial climate difficult decisions are needed.  

"We are working with all of our learners at Saltash to map out exciting progression opportunities to allow them to make the most of their talents and ambitions.  

"We are consulting with our staff at Saltash; redeployment and retraining will be offered where possible.

"All other sites will remain open".

Cornwall College

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