Burnley College set to receive more than £1 million to transform campus buildings

Burnley College is to receive £1,014,842 funding to help with refurbishments as part of government plans to boost further education.

Work will start on transforming the Burnley College campus next month
Work will start on transforming the Burnley College campus next month

The college is one of more than 180 who will receive a share of £200 million to begin immediate work from next month to repair and refurbish buildings and campuses.

The funding marks the latest step in the government’s drive to overhaul further education and deliver the skilled workforce employers and the economy need, and that will help level up skills and opportunities for more people across the country.

The cash boost forms part of a major £1.5bn investment that will transform colleges over the next five years. This initial investment is being fast-tracked so colleges can kick-start work this year and so students and staff will benefit a least a year earlier than originally planned.

Welcoming the news, Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham said: “Burnley College has had a bumper year for admissions which continue to increase significantly, recognising the fantastic quality of teaching and facilities on offer.

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"This funding will ensure the College can carry on delivering for students right across the borough both now and in the future through world-class facilities. It is only through this kind of investment that we can ensure every young person, no matter where they come from, has the same opportunities.”