Almost 50 colleges set to deliver T Levels from 2021 will share £48.5 million to refurbish their buildings.
Successful projects include a new civil engineering centre at the Lakes College in Cumbria, and a brand new teaching block at Burnley College that will include classrooms, an elite athlete gym and a sports therapy space.
The £48.5 million being dished out today comes from the £95 million capital pot set aside for wave two T Level providers. The remaining funding has been held back to allocate to providers so they can upgrade specialist equipment. The government expect to confirm amounts for equipment for each provider in February.
The government has also today launched a new £135 million capital fund for providers offering T Levels from 2023 (click here for full story).
The first three T Levels – the technical equivalent to A-levels – in construction, digital and education and childcare were launched in September 2020.
A further seven will be available from 2021 in subjects including health, science and onsite construction and subjects including finance, media and legal will be introduced from 2022 and 2023.
A total of 49 colleges have been awarded a slice of the capital funding announced today, which between them bid for 56 projects.
The DfE has not released the values of each allocation.
The successful colleges:
|Barking & Dagenham College|
|Blackpool and The Fylde College|
|Bridgwater & Taunton College|
|Buckinghamshire College Group|
|Cardinal Newman College|
|City College Norwich|
|City of Sunderland College|
|DN College Group|
|Dudley College of Technology|
|East Norfolk Sixth Form College|
|Farnborough College of Technology|
|Havant and South Downs College|
|Hopwood Hall College|
|Hugh Baird College|
|Lakes College – West Cumbria|
|Leeds City College|
|LTE Group trading as The Manchester College|
|New College Swindon|
|Shipley College of Further Education|
|South Essex College|
|The College of Richard Collyer|
|The College of West Anglia|
|Trafford College Group|
|Truro and Penwith College|
|Ursuline High School|
|Wigan & Leigh College|
|Wyke Sixth Form College|
Projects approved in principle:
|Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education|