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Highlands College income (FOI)

Highlands College income (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 20 February 2018.


Highlands College strategic plan 2015 to 2018 refers to the college seeking to exploit commercial income for growth and investment in teaching and learning.

Questions as follows:


How much income is generated from commercial activity in the following:

  • Cafe connect
  • part time courses in vocational areas
  • professional qualifications
  • room hire


For each area, (Cafe Connect, part time courses in vocational areas and professional qualifications), how much surplus remains after staffing costs?


How much surplus is there for professional qualifications (formally business and professional studies faculty) for the years 2010 to 2017.


For the years 2015 to 2018 how the surplus (if any) has been invested.



Highlands courses are run on a full cost recovery basis and not on a commercial basis. The total income for Highlands for 2015-2017 is as follows.

Year​Total Income
​2015  ​£2,887,818
​2016 ​£3,106,783
​2017 ​£3,360,617


The following income is included in the above totals.

​Year​Café Connect​Room Hire
​2015 ​£91,462*  ​£45,000
​2016 ​£247,284  ​£59,839
​2017 ​£262,074  ​£54,831

*Café Connect opened in September 2015.

Highlands College are unable to provide a breakdown of the income generated from vocational courses and professional qualifications. It would require looking through every transaction which would be beyond 12.5 hours of work laid down by the legislation.


Highlands staff work across the College and their staff costs are not split between courses. We are therefore unable to answer this question as we do not hold this information.


Highlands College operates as one organisation and there was no surplus for years 2015, 2016 and 2017. We will not know if there is a surplus for 2018 until the year end.


As above, there was no surplus.

Article applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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