The chancellor is to announce £400m of additional funding for further education in England, as part of his spending review next week.
Writing in the Guardian, Sajid Javid said the money – for the year 2020 to 2021 – would support the introduction of the new T-level qualifications.
He vowed to treat colleges “with the seriousness they deserve”.
It comes after the government announced billions of pounds in extra funding for England’s schools.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the funding would help cover costs, including pensions, and would help young people “get the skills to get the right jobs”.
T-levels are a new two-year qualification being introduced in England next September. They will give 16 to 19-year-olds a mix of classroom learning and “on