Following his election as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said funding for further education is a priority:
“Yes, it is a great thing that 50 per cent of our kids should have the ambition to go to university”
“It is equally important that other kids should acquire the skills they need that can be just as valuable, can lead to just as fantastic a career”
“It is vital we invest now in further education and skills”
When asked by Anne Milton, former Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, if he will ensure that apprenticeships and further education will have the funding that they desperately need, Mr Johnson mentioned that he would like to “pay tribute to all the work” Ms Milton had done for the sector.