The new government is scrapping hundreds of thousands of jobs and is looking to close or reduce educational quangos. So far the IFL has not been mentioned in the press. www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7134040.ece While we are at it we should scrap the level 5 additional diploma for numeracy and literacy lecturers - a degree and a PGCE is surely sufficient. In these hard times colleges and local education authorities are making cuts and cannot afford to pay for these unnecessary qualifications just to satisfy government tick boxes. It is time to challenge to all the stupid waste and bureaucracy before colleges start going bust or more likely making even more people redundant whilst student numbers increase.