The Government has announced a major new funding boost for the first further education institutions to offer T levels.
The new £38 million funding will go towards building new classrooms, refurbishing buildings and upgrading institutions’ equipment to help prepare them for the launch of the qualifications in 2020.
T levels will combine classroom and practical learning and will include industry placements to ensure that British talent is being developed to its fullest potential.
Andrew said: “I have long been an advocate of vocational, experience-based career development and in investing more into the development of the technical skills of the next generation.
“This funding will help Pendle students develop the skills sought after by Pendle’s manufacturing and engineering companies.”
Apprenticeships and Skills Minster, Anne Milton said: “T Levels are a once in a generation opportunity to transform technical education in this country. They will give young people the opportunity to gain the skills they need to get a great job, go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or further study.
“It will be vital that they have access to the latest, high quality equipment and state-of the art facilities during their studies. The T Level Capital Fund will help those further education providers at the forefront of delivering these important reforms to be ready to teach T Levels from September 2020.”
To continue support for the T level qualifications, the Government will provide half a billion pounds in funding every year once they are rolled out.