Revealed: Almost 50 T Level colleges sharing £48.5m to refurbish buildings

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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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