Jisc has announced that it will be introducing a charge for FE colleges in England.
The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that it intends to change how Jisc is funded for general further education colleges within the sector. Having already experienced significant funding cuts over the past five years, and in order to continue to deliver a world-class digital offer to our colleges and further education providers in England, we will be introducing a subcription from August 2019.
DfE will continue to fund a proportion of our services for our members, who have told us that our unique Janet network, protection from cyber attacks and e-books have transformed digital teaching and learning for their students. We are fully committed to working with our members, DfE and the Association Of Colleges to ensure that they get even more value from Jisc services as we move toward subscription.
Paul Feldman, CEO of Jisc, has written an open letter to the FE sector to explain and set out the changes.