The T Level Transition Programme is a 16-19 study programme specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto a T Level. It is aimed at students who are not ready to start a T Level at 16 but have the potential to progress onto one.

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The T Level Transition Programme consists of five components that should be tailored to the needs of the individual student. Pearson provides several qualification suites funded for 16–19-year-olds that meet the requirements for these components, giving you confidence that your students can gain the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours needed for progression whilst gaining a recognised qualification that is regulated by Ofqual.

Download the T Level Transition Programme framework  (PDF | 381KB)

The five components are:  

Diagnostic and guidance period To assess capability and support needs in order to tailor your students’ individual Transition Programme and help them decide which T Level route they wish to prepare for.
English and maths

Students who did not achieve English and/or maths GCSE grade 4 at Key Stage 4 are required to continue studying as per the condition of funding. 

Pearson offer: 

Work experience and preparation

To develop the skills, behaviours, attitude and confidence that will be needed for students to complete the T Level Industry Placement. This should include high quality work experience, and work preparation and employability skills development. 

Pearson offer: 

Introductory technical skills

The introduction of skills and concepts to prepare students for the T Level route they wish to progress to. 

Pearson offer:

  • A wide range of Post-16 L2 BTEC qualifications designed to develop technical knowledge and skills, with the aim of progression into further study or an apprenticeship.

Pastoral support and personal development

Relevant and meaningful support to address barriers to education, support emotional and/or mental health difficulties, and support the development of study skills, and reflective and resilience skills.

Pearson offer: