£50m funding injection to upgrade T Levels facilities

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The government has injected £50m into colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities

The £50m funding injection aims to ensure students have world-class facilities when studying for T Levels.

65 building projects will receive a share of the funding, providing thousands of students with industry quality equipment for hands-on experience right from the start of their training, and high-tech classrooms.

T Levels – co-created with over 250 employers including Fujitsu and Amazon – are equivalent to three A levels and combine classroom study with industry placements.

The funding will be used to refurbish buildings and facilities, including upgrading classrooms and creating specialist spaces such as teaching wards, and building or improving laboratories for health and science students.

‘A game-changer for young people’

Minister for apprenticeships and skills, Gillian Keegan, said: “T Levels are a game-changer for young people, providing a high-quality technical equivalent to A levels that have been designed hand-in-hand with leading employers so students and businesses can be sure they will get the skills they need to thrive in a high tech economy.

“This multi-million-pound 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.”

The first three T Levels in design, surveying and planning for construction, digital production, design and development and education and childcare were introduced in September 2020.

A further seven are rolling out from this September in subjects including health, science and onsite construction, with subjects including finance, media and legal introduced from 2022 and 2023

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