Category Archives: education

Cathy says no to tuition fees

Cathy Peattie has backed a national campaign demanding no tuition fees in Scotland, protection of graduate numbers and college places, and improved student support.
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Curriculum for Excellence faces crisis of confidence and resources

The Scottish Government needs to address the lack of resources and the crisis of confidence in the new Curriculum for Excellence.
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Carers and the Skills Strategy

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for better support for carers undertaking training and education.

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Falkirk College Funding Gap revealed

Colleges only get a fraction of the money they need to support their students. Scottish colleges asked the Scottish Funding Council for £21.3 million, to meet the increased demands for bursaries caused by the increase in people going to college this year – £17.1 million for students who started courses in September and £4.2 million for new students starting in January. They have only been given £11.9 million.

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Cathy calls for better support for work-based training

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called on the Scottish Government to provide more investment for work-based training in Community Learning and Development, highlighting the work of the local Linked Work and Training Trust Central.

The Minister has agreed to facilitate a meeting on the issue with the Funding Council.

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