Further details of T Level funding announced

Further details on the provision and funding of the new T Level qualifications has been published.

In a letter to potential T Level providers, Susan Chambers of the T Level Delivery Division, draws attention to the £135 million capital fund which will support the building/facilities works and equipment needed to deliver the new qualifications.

Delivery of T Level qualifications are expected to start in September 2022 however,  the deadline for funding bids is March 26, 2021.

The full letter reads as follows:

Subject: T Levels capital funding for providers

Dear colleagues

I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of recent announcements (DfE press notice can be found here). We have today launched a £135 million T Levels capital fund to help providers delivering T Levels in September 2022 to fund the building/facilities works and equipment needed to deliver the new qualifications. The closing date for the submission of bids is 26th March 2021 and the published guidance, application form and other information on the fund is available here

We have also announced the approval of £48.5m worth of projects as part of wave 2 capital funding, for providers delivering T Levels from September this year.

In addition, we have published the fourth in our series of annual T Level Action Plans. The 2020 T Level Action Plan provides information on the delivery of the first three T Levels in September 2020, and on our continued work with a range of delivery partners towards the full rollout of T Levels. The main points include:

  • The launch of the first three T Levels, including early recruitment information
  • Eligibility criteria and how to register for T Level delivery in 2023 and beyond
  • Updates on the rollout of T Level routes and pathways
  • Support packages available to T Level Providers; and
  • Progress with the Level 3 Qualifications Review and Higher Technical Qualifications

I understand this is a particularly busy and difficult period for everyone – if you have time I would be grateful if you could circulate this information within your networks as appropriate. Many thanks and do let me know if you’ve any questions.

Susan Chambers

T Level Delivery Division | Level 5, 2 St Paul’s Place | 125 Norfolk Street | Sheffield S1 2FJ | Tel: 07384 809 380


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