The number of part-time places in Scotland’s colleges has fallen by 31%, Freedom of Information requests have revealed. 

The requests were made by the Liberal Democrats.

The BBC report:

Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats confirm the number of part-time places in Scotland’s colleges has fallen by 31% since 2009.

The statistics obtained under Freedom of Information show the number of part-time places fell by about 85,000.

Campaigners said this reduced the chances for those seeking work.

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