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T-Levels Capital Fund (TLCF)

Capital funding to support
T-Level providers

FREE help with TLCF

What are T-Levels?

T-Level or “Technical Level” is a new qualification introduced by the DfE that is set to follow GCSE’s from September 2020. Initially there will be 5 T-Level courses available which include:

  • Digital production, design and development
  • Design, surveying and planning
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Health & Science

Each T-Level will be a two year course that has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of the industry and prepare students for work. A T-Level course will include the following elements:

  • A technical qualification
  • An industry placement with an employer
  • A minimum standard in maths and English if a student has not already achieved them

Recently the government selected its second set of schools that will provide T-Level courses from autumn 2021. These schools will be able to gain funding from the government under the T-Level Capital fund (TLCF) to assist in the refurbishment of buildings, upgrading of equipment and the building of new classrooms.

Funding and Support for T-Level Providers

This year’s funding round is NOW OPEN.



Launch of funding round: Information for Applicants published and online application window opens

13 January 2021

Deadline for all BFIG applicants to submit applications

26 March 2021

Project assessments

March - June 2021

Notify applicants of outcomes

July 2021

Providers of T-Level courses are eligible for T-Level Capital Funding (TLCF) to help provide world class facilities for the delivery of T-Levels from 2020/21. There are two main elements of the fund:

  • Specialist Equipment Allocation (SEA)
  • Buildings and Facilities Improvement Grant (BFIG)

At Barker we have a knowledgeable team of professional advisors offering extensive T-Level bid writing support. As with other educational funding, we work on a “no win no fee” basis and can help identify the best opportunities to secure capital funding grants in regards to BFIG and SEA.

To identify funding opportunities Barker will consult with you to assess your site and discuss the priority works that are needed to help you deliver the T-Level curriculum. We can advise you on the best projects to bid for and guide you on the best strategy for submission. The T-level guidelines are very clear about the amount and level of detail that is required and this can seem overwhelming to schools. We will guide you through this process and submit comprehensive bids carefully targeting the ESFA guidelines ensuring the best possible outcome.

If you are interested in our services please contact us today for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your T-Level bidding opportunities.

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