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T-Level providers to benefit from additional funding

Students and T-Level providers across the country are set to benefit from the Government’s provision of an additional £95M for the refurbishment of buildings and updating of equipment at institutes which will be offering T-Level qualifications to students from 2021 onwards.

Specifically, this extra £95M will be made available through the T-Level Capital Fund which will allow institutes to place bids for shares of funding that will help to deliver new buildings, digitise the learning process, and update equipment, with the fund being implemented in the Spring of 2021.

The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson stated: “T Levels will play a vital role in our drive to unlock talent and level up skills across the country.

“This cash injection will make sure more T Level providers and their staff are ready to teach the new qualifications, so young people have access to the high-quality teaching, first class facilities, and industry standard equipment they need to succeed.”

The Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, David Russell commented: “The advent of the first T Levels in September is a major milestone heralding the government’s intention to invest in the prestige and quality of technical education. It is crucial that professionals teaching the new qualifications are excellently equipped to do so from the very first day learners walk through the doors.

“As England’s expert body for professional development in post-16 education, the ETF is delighted to have secured this very significant contract. We are excited about working with teachers, trainers and leaders to meet their T Level professional development needs over the coming years. The partnership approach that we have previously taken on T Levels will continue, and we look forward to delivering this support in the wider context of investment in the professional development of those delivering Further and Technical Education and Training in England.”

The Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes added: “I am delighted that the Department for Education has extended T Level Professional Development. It will provide invaluable support to teaching staff and managers as they adapt their skills and knowledge to delivering T Levels from September 2020.

“Workforce support, development and networking/collaboration are key to the success of T Levels. The AoC is pleased to be working with the ETF to ensure the sector receives the support it needs.”

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