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What is the specialist equipment allocation (SEA)?

The specialist equipment allocation (SEA) is one of the elements of the T Level Capital Fund. You should use SEA to help buy industry standard specialist equipment you need to deliver T Levels.

As part of Wave 3 of the T Level Capital Fund, all providers that have been selected to deliver T Levels from September 2022 are entitled to the SEA. This is available for each route you are delivering, except if you received this funding in 2020 or 2021 for a particular route.

The SEA is separate to the non-specialist equipment element you have included in any T Levels capital fund, building and facilities improvement grant application.

For more information, visit the specialist equipment allocation (SEA) page on GOV.UK.

Wave 2 specialist equipment allocation – 2021 T Level providers

Eligible Wave 2 providers who were selected to deliver T Levels from September 2021 received their equipment allocation in March 2021.

We expect you to spend your specialist equipment allocation by 31 December 2021.

If you receive SEA, you must provide two returns to us:

  1. Monitoring form A:  where you are required to set out how you plan to spend your allocation. This must be returned to us by 25 June 2021; and
  2. Monitoring form B: where you are required to confirm what you have purchased and the cost of the equipment. You should provide invoices and other supporting documents alongside this return. This must be returned to us by 28 January 2022.

Please note, we have changed the format of Monitoring Form B. You must complete the spreadsheet version attached to the bottom of this page, rather than the Word document you received with your grant letter. 

We will also ask you for information on the sources of, and amount of money you have invested from your own funds.  We reserve the right to recover any SEA that is not used for the purpose intended.

Key information

Published by: Department for Education

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