Stoke on Trent College successful in further T Level funding boost
Stoke on Trent College is delighted to be awarded a further £1.5 million for developing new facilities for Health and Science and Broadcast Media, providing further exciting choices for young people across the city.
The funding is from the T Level Capital Facilities and Improvement Grant funding from the Department for Education which supports Colleges with the development of these innovative and technical qualifications.
£750,000 of this funding will support the development of the Health and Science provision leading to the introduction of two new T Levels available from 2024: Supporting the Care of Children and Young People and Supporting the Midwifery Team. These will add to the portfolio of Health and Science T Levels due to start this September.
As we celebrate the NHS 75th anniversary this week, the College are thrilled to be working with key industry partners to improve access and visibility of the health and science sectors whilst creating high-quality and specialist teaching and learning spaces. With the exciting addition of a dedicated health ward, providing industry-standard facilities and authentic work experience environments.
A further £750k will support the new Broadcast and Digital Media T Level, further developing the College’s extensive Digital and Creative offer. Improving access and visibility of the digital sector and developing aspirational and specialist broadcast and digital media teaching facilities. Working closely with leading digital and creative partners across the city, this is a key growth area that continues to go from strength to strength in support of Stoke-on-Trent’s proposed Silicon Stoke initiative.
Minister for Skills, Apprenticeship and Higher Education Robert Halfon said: “This boost of over £100 million is our latest investment in T Levels. These are robust, high-quality technical qualifications providing a unique ladder of opportunity for students to gain both classroom knowledge and on-the-job experience.
From robotics suites that support digital T Levels to simulated health wards where students can get a real sense of what it means to work in Healthcare Science, T Levels will support young people into rewarding careers and back business with the skills of the future.”
Principal and CEO Lisa Capper MBE commented: “We are thrilled to receive this additional funding and welcome the support provided. Broadcast media, digital, and health and science are key priority sectors for our area and this will give even more young people the opportunity to progress to exciting careers. We are delivering three new T Levels this September in Construction, Nursing, and Early Education. This announcement will further expand our offer next year, allowing us to deliver more high-level employability and industry-ready skills.
Our T Level students will experience the highest industry standard of teaching facilities, industry expert teaching staff and will benefit extensively from the broad range of employers and business partners who continue to support the College in the development of our T Level programmes.”
The College has already received £1.5 million to support the development of a new Construction lab and state-of-the-art IT suite for the Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment T Level due to start this coming September alongside the Adult Nursing and Education and Childcare T Level.
For more information and to apply for a place at the College, visit T Levels – Stoke-on-Trent College.