DfE Report into the Costs in the FE Sector

The Department for Education has published a new report on the costs in the FE sector. The research looked at the cost of providing level 1 to 3 further education, the division between different types of cost and how these costs vary for different courses and provider characteristics. The report states that “increasingly providers have had to go to considerable lengths in order to make the income they receive cover the costs they incur” and concludes that for “the FE sector to survive ‘as is’, consideration needs to be given to relaxing the financial pressure it is currently operating under”. Further analysis of the report is available here.