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Education and Childcare T-Level

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What is the Education and Childcare T-Level Course?

The Education and Childcare T-Level course is for students who wish to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector.

You will complete a Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare with a specialism in Early Years Education and Childcare. This aims to develop your knowledge in building relationships with children and young people aged 0-19 years to support and promote their development.

Included alongside the technical qualification is the completion of an industrial placement consisting of two days a week, working with children and young people learning the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviour to work successfully in this industry. Successful completion of this will award you with a license to work as an Early Years Practitioner, alongside the achievement of a T-Level.

What Will You Study?

• The wider education context
• Child development
• Supporting education
• Safeguarding health and well-being
• Behaviour
• Observation and assessment
• Equality and Diversity
• Special educational needs and disability
• English as an additional language
• Parents families and carers
• Working with others
• Reflective practice

  • You will also complete a specialism within Early Years Education and Childcare. This aims to develop your knowledge in building relationships with young children to support and promote their holistic development.

What next after T levels in Education and Childcare?

There are three main progression routes following the completion of T Levels. Following the completion of the T level in Education and Childcare you may go on to:

Skilled employment within the Education and Childcare sector inclusive of roles as an Education and Childcare assistant – Early years Educator or within education roles such as a Learning Mentor.

Higher Level apprenticeships at Level 4 and above which may progress you into careers such as an Assessor in education.

Higher Education as UCAS points have been awarded to T-Levels, progression routes onto Higher Educational pathways include education and childcare relevant Foundation Degrees and Degrees such as teaching, youth work and early years studies.

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Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language and Maths.
NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) is compulsory as gaining work experience with a range of vulnerable client groups is an essential requirement of this course.

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