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Hedingham School & Sixth Form College – New classrooms to deliver T Level qualification

  • Client: Headingham School and Sixth Form College
  • Location: Headingham
  • Sector: Education
  • Services: Bid Writing, Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering. Quantity Surveying, Project Management


Hedingham offers a vibrant learning environment where students are encouraged to ‘think’ and explore strategies to grasp and apply knowledge. Its purpose is to guide students become well-rounded people and to help them make decisions about their futures.
Hedingham offers A level, B Tech Cambridge Technical qualifications and more recently added T Level qualifications to their offering.

The Brief

Hedingham approached Barker to assist with their bid application and subsequent project management to create a new facility to deliver T Level qualification in Digital Business Services.
The aim of the T Level bid was to provide additional ICT teaching space to facilitate delivery of the Digital Business Services programme in 2023.

The Solution

The new ICT area comprises of two contemporary classrooms resourced with state-of-the-art computer technology. Each ICT classroom accommodates a minimum of 20 computer workstations. There is also a break-out room which can be used as a conference or meeting room.
Hedingham have launched the Digital Business Services T Level course with the first cohort starting in September 2022. The 2-year course offers the unique opportunity to experience an extended work placement, as well as study for this high-profile Level 3 qualification.

The Outcome

Working with Barker, Hedingham were successful in their bid and were awarded £637,570.16 to construct a single storey two classroom ICT extension. The T Level block was officially opened by The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP on 21 October.

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Read Hedingham’s blog here

Client Testimonial

“We are truly delighted with the service we received from Barker with our successful T-Level Capital Funding application.
Barker’s bid writing team worked tirelessly using their knowledge and expertise to display a well-planned and compelling bid, followed by their Project team carefully managing the works. The project has been completed and we now look forward to teaching the Digital T-Level course in our new, state of the art teaching block .”

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