Workforce development funding in Further Education

The Department for Education have announced over £130m of new investment in to T Level and workforce development in UK post-16 education



always possible is working on behalf of the Education & Training Foundation and Department for Education to support a number of colleges in London, Kent and Sussex in the transition towards T Levels. As the projects consultants for the Sussex Council of Training Providers, we have also been designing and delivering a ground-breaking co-mentoring programme through the Taking Teaching Further fund.

The funding behind these successful programmes has just been extended for between 1-4 years, according to announcements this week by the UK Government.

T Level development

The UK Government has announced a £110 million package of support for T Level providers to upgrade buildings, invest in high quality equipment and boost teachers’ skills. There will be £95 million available through the T Level Capital Fund, part of which eligible providers can bid for now, and part of which will be allocated to all T Level providers next Spring. £15 million will be made available to expand the T Level professional development programme, providing training and support for FE teachers skills.


Strengthening the FE workforce

The Department for Education has announced a £24 million support package with the aim of strengthening the FE workforce and help to level up skills and opportunities across the country. The investment includes £11 million to provide bursaries and grants worth up to £26,000 to attract people to train to teach in FE; a £10 million expansion of the Taking Teaching Further programme and £3 million for mentor training programmes.




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