FURTHER cuts will be made to staffing levels at Huntingdonshire Regional College.

In May, 13 people were told they would lose their jobs at HRC in a restructure of support staff.

And this week, principal Susanne Stent said there could be “one or two” compulsory redundancies on the teaching side at the Huntingdon college.

But unlike the previous redundancies, of which 12 were voluntary, the latest round was part of an annual review, said Ms Stent.

“Every year, we look at the programmes for the next year and make sure the teaching profile matches the curriculum profile.

“At this point, we often have to make some changes. This will be done by the time people leave for the summer.

“We have to make sure we have the right staff with the right qualifications.”

Ms Stent said funding methodology for 16 to 18-year-olds had changed which had led to alterations to what the college could teach.

HRC would continue to match its courses to the needs of businesses in the area, she added, which would include an emphasis on English and mathematics skills.

Meanwhile, the college is expanding its health and social care offer to reflect the fact people are living longer and need trained staff to look after them.

■Huntingdonshire Regional College is hosting a charity ball for employers and staff at the Marriott Hotel on Friday, July 19.

Money raised will go towards funding 12-year-old, Little Stukeley resident, Tom Smith’s participation in the World Dwarf Games.