T-levels: The colleges selected to run courses in 2021

The names of the 64 colleges chosen to deliver T-levels in the second wave of their roll out have been announced.

They’ll deliver the new post-16 technical education qualifications from 2021, in four routes: digital, construction, education and childcare, and health and science.

An initial 50 providers will deliver the first T-levels from 2020.

Unveiling those selected for wave two today, education secretary Damian Hinds said: “Everyone agrees that a radical shake-up of technical and vocational education in this country is long overdue. T-levels are our chance to do that – offering young people high-quality alternatives to our world-class A-levels from September 2020.

“The second wave of post-16 providers we have announced today demonstrates our commitment to making this happen. They will play an important role in ensuring more young people across the country can access these courses and help develop the skilled workforce the country needs for the future.”

An additional £3.75 million boost for the first T-level providers, which includes one-off payments to help them recruit learners from 2020, has also been announced today (click here for full story).

Of the providers in wave two, 14 have never been inspected by Ofsted. The rest are rated ‘good’, with the exception of grade one Burnley College.

The DfE said if a T-level provider’s status changes against any of its published criteria, including holding a grade one or two Ofsted rating, between when it considered their expression of interest and delivery, then the department reserves the right to review their continued participation.

The second wave of T-level providers

College
Digital route
Construction route
Education
and
Childcare
route
Health
and
Science
route
Ofsted grade
Abingdon and Witney College
X
 
X
X
2
Activate Learning
X
   
X
N/A
Barking & Dagenham College
X
X
   
2
Bath College
X
 
X
X
2
Bedford College
X
X
X
X
2
Bexhill College
X
 
X
X
2
Bolton College
X
X
X
X
2
Buckinghamshire College Group
X
 
X
X
2
Burnley College
     
X
1
Bury College
X
X
X
X
2
Calderdale College
X
   
X
2
Cambridge Regional College
X
 
X
 
2
Cheshire College South and West
X
X
X
X
2
City of Sunderland College
X
X
 
X
N/A
DN College Group
X
X
X
X
N/A
East Norfolk Sixth Form College
X
   
X
N/A
EKC Group
X
X
X
X
N/A
Furness College
X
 
X
X
2
Gloucestershire College
X
X
 
X
2
Halesowen College
   
X
X
2
Harlow College
X
X
X
X
2
Heart of Worcestershire College
X
 
X
 
2
Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College
 
X
 
X
N/A
Hopwood Hall College
X
X
X
X
2
Hugh Baird College
X
X
 
X
2
Kendal College
 
X
 
X
2
Lakes College – West Cumbria
X
X
X
X
2
Leeds City College
X
 
X
X
2
Leicester College
X
X
X
X
2
Loughborough College
X
X
X
X
2
LTE Group
X
X
X
X
2
Middlesbrough College
X
X
X
X
2
MidKent College
     
X
2
Milton Keynes College
X
X
X
X
2
Mulberry UTC
     
X
N/A
New City College
   
X
 
N/A
New College Swindon
X
 
X
X
2
Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG)
   
X
 
2
Newham College of Further Education
X
   
X
2
Newham Sixth Form College
 
X
X
 
2
Nottingham College
X
 
X
X
2
Oldham College
X
X
X
X
2
Petroc
X
X
X
X
2
Preston College
 
X
 
X
2
Reigate College
X
   
X
N/A
Richmond Upon Thames College
X
X
X
X
2
Sandwell College
X
X
X
X
N/A
SCC Group
X
   
X
2
Solihull College & University Centre
X
     
N/A
South Devon
X
X
X
X
2
South Essex College
X
X
X
 
N/A
Stanmore College
   
X
X
2
The College of West Anglia
   
X
X
2
The WKCIC Group
X
 
X
X
N/A
The Trafford College Group
X
X
X
X
N/A
United Colleges Group
X
X
   
2
Wakefield College
X
X
X
 
2
Warwickshire College Group
X
     
2
West Midlands UTC
 
X
   
2
West Suffolk College
X
 
X
X
2
Wigan & Leigh College
 
X
X
X
2
Wilberforce College 
     
X
2
Wyke Sixth Form College
X
   
X
2
Yeovil College
X
 
X
X
2