Cardinal Newman invests £2.6m in T Level facilities

Cardinal Newman College in Preston is investing £2.6m to create a dedicated space for students studying new T Levels courses.

T Levels are two-year courses starting from September. They are equivalent to three A Levels and will provide students with a combination of classroom and ‘on-the-job’ experience, preparing students for work.

Nick Burnham, principal of Cardinal Newman College, said: "We think this will be a real boost for the local community and also offer a fantastic opportunity for students to study one of our T-Levels in state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities."

All suppliers used will be located within a 30-mile radius of the college, including Speke-based Crossfield Construction which has been appointed to build the three-storey building adjacent to the main college campus. Crossfield will also employ a Cardinal Newman student on a five-year apprenticeship.

The consultant team also includes Ellis Williams Architects, AJP Consulting Engineers, quantity surveyors Appleyard and Trew and property and construction consultants Ridge and Partners.

Work on the project is due to be completed in May 2021.

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