T-levels

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 12:00 am, 12th November 2018

What progress his Department has made on the introduction of T-levels.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education

We have made excellent progress and recently reached a significant milestone when we launched the procurement for the development of the first three T-levels for 2020. We are working closely with the selected providers that will deliver them from 2020, including several in the midlands, to make sure they have the right support in place.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

I very much welcome the introduction of T-levels. What funding and resources will be provided, particularly for facilities and other resources required to deliver T-levels successfully?

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education

Over time, we are committing hundreds of millions of pounds in additional resourcing for T-levels. My hon. Friend is right to identify facilities and equipment, which is why we have committed £38 million in the first tranche of capital funding to support the initial roll-out.