A BASINGSTOKE college is set to reduce the number of evening courses it offers to adults following Government cuts.

Basingstoke College of Technology has confirmed that it will review its Adult Community (Leisure) Learning programme, and expects to offer fewer evening classes in the coming academic year as a result.

Anthony Bravo, principal of BCoT, in Worting Road, said: “Whilst it is certain that the college will be offering a smaller range of leisure courses from September, we are confident that a good number will continue to run.

"We are currently talking to our own curriculum departments, to the course tutors and to the many centres we have worked with around Basingstoke to see if new ‘homes’ can be found, particularly for courses where we know there is local demand.

"We have already offered to continue promoting these courses on our website, so members of our community can continue to find them.”