How will the progression from a T Level to apprenticeship work?
We expect that some T Level graduates will progress from their course to a relevant apprenticeship at level 4 or higher, building on the knowledge, skills and behaviours they have developed during their T Level course. Employers are already considering how T Levels can be an access point for higher apprenticeships.
The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education has published progression profiles for the first wave of T Levels, which show how T Levels provide a strong foundation, which can lead to a range of opportunities in employment, apprenticeships, higher and further education.
In line with the current apprenticeship funding rules, a T Level student, like any other candidate, would be able to move on to an apprenticeship at the same (or lower) level than a qualification they already hold, if the apprenticeship will allow the individual to acquire substantive new skills, requiring a minimum duration of 12 months with at least 20% off-the-job training, and the content of the training is materially different from any prior qualification or a previous apprenticeship.