West London College is joining the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, a national initiative that sees colleges across the country hosting events to showcase the brilliant stuff they do, day in and day out, as well as a national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17 October.
West London College is a vital part of the capital, supporting young people and adults to learn, train and achieve their career goals. Staff and students will be coming together from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October to celebrate their achievements and call on the government to increase funding for post 16 education.
Whether it’s through top-class technical education, basic skills or lifelong learning, colleges help people of all ages and backgrounds to make the most of their talents and ambitions. Rooted in local communities, they are crucial in driving social mobility and providing the skills to boost local and regional economies.
However, there is currently a reduction in education funding once a student turns 16 – whether they are in a school sixth form or a college. ‘Love Our Colleges’ is calling on government to increase 16-19 funding by 5% a year for 5 years. It is also asking Department for Education to provide exceptional funding, ring-fenced for teacher pay.