Julia Belgutay

FE’s £500m boost might fall short for T levels

Declining student numbers coupled with rise in hours could lead to funding gap

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The FE sector found itself in the spotlight this week, with one of the central planks of chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget being the announcement of hundreds of millions of pounds in additional funding to support the Sainsbury review’s recommendations.

This could suggest either heroic productivity assumptions, small numbers on these routes or less funding for everything that still sits outside the 15 routes

The additional cash to fund the introduction of T levels – 16-19 qualifications aligned with the 15 technical routes outlined in the Post-16 Skills Plan – will gradually rise from £60 ...

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