Revealed: 45 T Level colleges sharing £50m to refurbish teaching spaces

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Forty-five colleges delivering the government’s flagship T Level qualifications from next year have won a slice of £50 million capital funding to prepare their facilities.

Further education and sixth form colleges are being funded to, for example, build a mixed reality suite to teach coding, and a ward where students can practice health skills, the Department for Education announced today.

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Gillian Keegan

Apprenticeships and skills minister Gillian Keegan said this investment “will mean even more students will benefit from world-class facilities, giving them access to brilliant new buildings that will help them get ready for the world of work”.

A total of 65 projects have successfully bid for cash: forty-one bids have been approved for a share of the £50 million, while a further 24 have been approved in principle, “subject to satisfactory clarifications being provided in relation to specific parts of their application,” the DfE said.

Six schools have been awarded funding in this wave in addition to the 45 colleges.

 

T Level funding had helped college ‘transform’ facilities

The first three T Levels in construction, digital and education rolled out last year, a further seven will start this September in subjects including science, onsite construction and digital business services, and students will be able to choose from a further six such as accounting, finance and management in 2022.

Nearly 50 colleges scheduled to deliver T Levels from this year have been handed a share of £48.5 million to refurbish facilities, the DfE announced in January.

The funding has enabled our college to transform facilities

One of the T Level providers successful in both the last and the latest rounds is Weston College, and its principal Paul Phillips said the money had enabled his college “to transform facilities and develop new opportunities for learners to work with state-of-the-art resources”.

Tameside College will be using its share of the funding announced today to create a new health skills ward to support teaching the health and science T Level.

West Suffolk College will be refurbishing and creating new facilities with its slice of the £50 million. Its plans include creating a “mixed reality suite” to teach coding as part of its plans to deliver the digital T Level.

 

Sector welcomes T Level investment

Association of Colleges chief executive David Hughes welcomed “the fact that the government is continuing to invest in up-to-date buildings and facilities for these courses and students”.

The DfE revealed in January £135 million would be made available for providers delivering T Levels from 2022 and today promised further funding will be announced later this year.

FE Week has approached the DfE about how much each college has been allocated of the £50 million.

 

T Levels capital fund wave 3: approved projects

Provider name
T Levels route
Bath College
Business and Administration
Birchwood Community High School
Health and Science
Bolton College
Digital, Education and Child Care, Health and Science
Bolton College
Engineering and Manufacturing
Bridgwater and Taunton College
Business and Administration
Buckinghamshire College Group
Construction, Business and Administration
Burnley College
Education and Child Care
Cardinal Newman College
Legal, Finance and Accounting, Business and Administration
Carmel College
Health and Science, Business and Administration
Cirencester College
Construction, Education and Child Care, Health and Science, Legal, Finance and Accounting, Business and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing
City of Sunderland College
Business Administration, Engineering Manufacturing
Craven College
Health and Science
Croydon College
Engineering and Manufacturing
Croydon College
Health and Science
East Surrey College
Digital
Fareham College
Construction
Havant and South Downs College
Legal, Finance and Accounting, Business and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing
Hopwood Hall College
Health and Science
Hugh Baird College
Education and Child Care, Business and Administration
Hugh Baird College
Engineering and Manufacturing
Isle Of Wight College
Digital, Education and Child Care, Health and Science, Business and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing
Kendal College
Engineering and Manufacturing
Provider has asked not to be identified at this stage
Business and Administration
Macclesfield College
Digital
Nelson and Colne College
Digital
St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
Business and Administration
St John Rigby RC Sixth Form College
Digital, Health and Science, Business and Administration
Tameside College
Health and Science
The City Of Liverpool College
Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing
The City Of Liverpool College
Digital
The City Of Liverpool College
Health and Science
The Henley College
Health and Science
Warwickshire College Group
Health and Science
Warwickshire College Group
Construction
Warwickshire College Group
Digital
West Suffolk College
Digital
West Suffolk College
Health and Science
Weston College of Further and Higher Education
Legal, Finance and Accounting, Business and Administration
Ursuline High School
Business and Administration
Macclesfield College
Health and Science
City College Plymouth
Construction

 

T Levels capital fund wave 3: projects approved in principle

(These projects have been approved subject to satisfactory clarifications being provided in relation to specific parts of their application)

Provider name
T Levels route
Abingdon and Witney College
Business and Administration
Bath College
Engineering and Manufacturing
Brooksby Melton College (SMB Group)
Construction, Health and Science
Christ The King Sixth Form College
Health and Science
DCG
Business and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing
East Coast College
Digital, Construction, Education and Child Care, Health and Science, Engineering and Manufacturing
Heston Community School
Health and Science, Business and Administration
La Retraite RC Girls School
Engineering and Manufacturing
Lakes College
Construction, Health and Science
New City College
Business and Administration
New City College
Digital
New City College
Health and Science
New College Swindon
Business and Administration
Newham College of Further Education
Construction, Health and Science
Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Education and Child Care, Health and Science, Legal, Finance and Accounting, Business and Administration
Petroc
Business and Administration
Portsmouth College
Health and Science
Reaseheath College
Construction, Business and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing
The Broxbourne School
Business and Administration
The Elizabethan Academy
Digital
University Technical College Norfolk
Engineering and Manufacturing
Wiltshire College And University Centre
Digital, Health and Science, Engineering and Manufacturing
Wiltshire College And University Centre
Education and Child Care, Engineering and Manufacturing
Wiltshire College And University Centre
Health and Science

 

 



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