Innovation and Efficiency

07.02.20

Government to invest £110m into T Level development

The Department for Education has today (Feb 7) announced a £110m investment into improving T Level resources such as new and improved facilities, high-quality equipment and teachers’ skills.

T levels represent highly skilled, technical alternatives to A Levels, delivered as a mix of classroom theory, practical learning and industry placement.

Across the country, T level providers will be supported by the multi-million pound packages to sufficiently prepare them for delivery of the pioneering new courses.

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson has said up to £95m will be invested through the T Level Capital Fund, with two different means of delivery.

From today, eligible providers can bid for funding to enhance existing facilities or create new learning spaces. Funding for specialist equipment such as digital ad audio-visual kit will also be allocated to all providers of the courses in Spring next year.

The remaining £15m will be used to expand the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) programme in 2020-21, which provides tailored training and support to Further education teachers and develop their skills, industry knowledge and expertise.

Since its launch in 2019, thousands of teachers, managers, support staff and governors have been supported by the first phase of TLPD.

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said:

“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 first T Levels in Childcare and Education, Construction and Digital will be introduced from September 2021, and the remaining 15 T Levels from 2022 and 2023.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said:

“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.”

The Department for Education will be in Manchster on 4th & 5th March at the EvoNorth conference to talk to you about this invstment where you will also here from the following speakers:

  • Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner, Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Department for Education

  • Richard Crane, Head of Education & Skills, Durham County Council

  • David Willett, Commercial Director, The Open University

  • Annette Bramley, Director, N8 Research

  • Raksha Pattni, Director of School Partnerships (North), Ambition Institute

  • Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University

Click here to book your ticket to attend EvoNorth and use doscount code EDUCATION and save of £69.96.

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