T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare Year 1

Course Length 2 years
Study Type Full time
Course Cost No fee (16-18)
Start Date 12/09/2022
Course Code 77767-01

Course overview

T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of the industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 750 hours over a two-year period.

This qualification is suitable for post-16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the health sector.

All students will develop an understanding of:

  • Understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19
  • Child development
  • How to support children and young people’s education
  • Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Observing and assessing children and young people
  • Equality and diversity
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • Working with parents, carers and wider families
  • Working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
  • Reflective practice and other forms of professional development

In addition to the core content all students will specialise in:

  • Early years education and childcare

  • Entry Requirements
    Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths, and science.
  • Careers/Progression

    This technical qualification will support students onto a range of progression routes including employment, higher education, and higher-level apprenticeships.

    Job opportunities:

    • Nursery worker
    • Teaching assistant
    • Learning mentor
    • Playworker
    • Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

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