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Cash boost for college places welcomed

The extra funding will allow over 100 more learners, such as student president elect Graham Ramsay and vice-president elect Lisa Hastie (above), to study high demand courses.

The extra funding will allow over 100 more learners, such as student president elect Graham Ramsay and vice-president elect Lisa Hastie (above), to study high demand courses.

The principal of Dundee & Angus College has welcomed funding which could see an additional 120 student places.

The institution received £778,770 as their share of a £13 million pot announced on Monday by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, which comes via the Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund.

Principal Christina Potter said: “These places are across the board. The college has to decide where these 120 places are. It’s a very realistic approach. It’s not just a case of ‘oh good, here’s some extra money, let’s put it in the bank’. It has to deliver additional places and we have had consultations with the two community planning partnerships to get a good feel for what employers’ needs are in that area.

“This is obviously welcome and we want to make sure these are in courses that lead to greater employability and lead to skills that employers are looking for.”

Recently there has been a high demand for engineering, renewables, health and care and digital media places.

 

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