Apprenticeships in England

The RCSLT is actively supporting the development of apprenticeships, as they relate to speech and language therapy. Read our position statement.

On 17th July 2017 we were delighted to be joined by 50 speech and language therapists, Skills for Health and the Institute for Apprenticeships at a joint launch workshop with the RCSLT and 2gether NHS Trust. The presentations from the event are available here.

In November 2017 the Institute for Apprenticeships approved the SLT Expression of Interest (EoI). The Trailblazer Group is now working on the development of the SLT pre-registration degree apprenticeship standard. It met for the first time in March 2018. We expect there to be a public consultation on the draft standard later this year.


Further information for employers


If you are interested in keeping in touch with developments, to be notified about the consultation and when it is possible to employ SLT apprentices, please register your interest at Further information on healthcare apprenticeships from Skills for Health. Read more information from the Institute for Apprenticeships about the process for the development of apprenticeships.


Further information for potential apprentices


The SLT apprenticeship standard is still being developed, so it’s not ready yet. It’s not possible to become an SLT apprentice yet! It is likely to be a further 12-18 months in development. We will keep updating here with the latest progress so please do check back regularly.


June 2018


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