£135m fund for T-Level facilities and equipment

The DfE is making £135m available to T-Level providers so they can fund first class facilities and equipment.

The new technical qualifications - equivalent to three A Levels - combine classroom study with industry placements so that students gain the skills and experience they need to progress into work, further study or an apprenticeship.

T Level providers across the country can bid for a share of £135 million, through the T Level Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and buildings in readiness for students starting courses in September 2022. Part of this funding will also be made available to pay for specialist kit such as surveying equipment and engineering tools to make sure students have access to the industry standard devices they need to be ready for the workplace.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "The successful launch of T Levels earlier this year represents the start of a transformation in our technical education system – giving young people the vital skills they need to get ahead and giving employers the talented workforce they need to thrive as we build back better from the pandemic.

"To deliver world class qualifications providers need to have world class facilities and cutting-edge equipment, this funding will help to make sure students have the skills and knowledge to succeed when they finish their T Levels."

 

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