Bridgwater & Taunton College is amongst the first 11 colleges to receive cash from the T Levels capital fund, the government has revealed.
The College is to receive £1,646,077 of the £8.65 million funding pot that is to be shared among the 11 T Level providers selected. The money will help build and refurbish facilities in preparation for delivery of the new technical qualifications, commencing in September 2020.
Skills Minister, Anne Milton said:
I’m thrilled to announce the first batch of T Level providers who will benefit from the T Level capital fund, so young people will have access to high-quality facilities come September 2020 when the first T Level courses will be taught.
The Department for Education has said proposals were submitted based on the college’s “specific needs” and all providers have received the funding they applied for in full.
The first three T Levels for digital, education and construction will be taught from September 2020 by 50 providers. An additional £29 million will be awarded to the thirty-nine other T Level providers later this year.
Andy Berry, Principal of Bridgwater & Taunton College, commented:
We are delighted that Bridgwater & Taunton College is to receive over £1.6 million of investment.
As one of the few colleges to provide all three of the first T Level programmes, we are committed to creating world-class facilities and opportunities for learners to progress and succeed and we are therefore excited to be at the forefront of the implementation of T Levels.