A COLLEGE leader concerned learners are being 'short-changed' by funding will take part in a protest in London.

Abingdon & Witney College's principal Di Batchelor will be among further education leaders marching to Westminster today.

The demonstration is part of the Love Our Colleges campaign, which is run by education associations and unions and calls on the Government to boost cash for colleges.

Ms Batchelor said: "The campaign is a chance for voices from the further education sector to be heard.

"Our young people and adult learners are being short-changed compared with their counterparts in other countries and compared with previous generations.

"This cannot carry on if we want to continue to deliver high-quality education and services to our community."

There is currently a reduction in education funding once a student turns 16, whether they are in a school sixth form or a college.

Love Our Colleges is calling for a five per cent increase in 16-19 funding for five years.

David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, said: "Every single day colleges like Abingdon & Witney College provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people."

The National Day of Lobbying runs as part of Colleges Week and will see protesters march in Westminster and rally in Parliament Square.