Further Education Capital Transformation Fund

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th June 2022.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the Government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation Programme has been (a) allocated to capital projects or (b) remains unallocated as at 6 June 2022.

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Further Education Capital Transformation Programme (FECTP) is delivering the department’s £1.5 billion commitment to upgrade further education (FE) college estates.

In August 2020, the department allocated £200 million to all FE colleges and designated institutions in the first phase of the FECTP. This enabled colleges to undertake immediate remedial work and upgrade the condition of their estates.

In April 2021, the department announced it is working with 16 colleges, which are some of the most in need of support, to upgrade and revitalise their estates. In April 2022, the department announced that up to £405 million of funding is being provided to a further 62 colleges that were successful in bidding for funding through the FE Capital Transformation Fund.

The department will provide an update on plans for delivering the remainder of the £1.5 billion of funding later this year, including a confirmation on how much funding remains to be invested.

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