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:

Provider Name  
Barking & Dagenham College  
Bedford College  
Bexhill College  
Blackpool and The Fylde College  
Bridgwater & Taunton College   
Buckinghamshire College Group  
Burnley College  
Cardinal Newman College  
City College Norwich  
City of Sunderland College  
Derby College  
DN College Group  
Dudley College of Technology  
East Norfolk Sixth Form College  
Fareham College   
Farnborough College of Technology   
Harlow College  
Havant and South Downs College   
Hopwood Hall College  
Hugh Baird College  
Kendal College  
Lakes College – West Cumbria  
Leeds City College  
Leicester College  
Loughborough College  
LTE Group trading as The Manchester College  
Middlesbrough College  
New College Swindon  
Oldham College  
Preston College  
Sandwell College  
Shipley College of Further Education   
South Essex College  
Strode College  
The College of Richard Collyer   
The College of West Anglia  
Trafford College Group  
Truro and Penwith College  
Ursuline High School   
Walsall College  
Weston College  
Wigan & Leigh College  
Wilberforce College  
Wyke Sixth Form College  
Yeovil College  


Projects approved in principle:

Provider Name  
Bath College  
Bury College  
Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education   
Stanmore College  

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