T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

What's Involved

The core element of a T Level in Education and Childcare will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs; as well as your understanding of the role of families and support agencies. You’ll also dive into the specifics of social interaction, behaviour, and how language is acquired, as well as build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner.

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with an industry placement.

This will give you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a private nursery or nursery school, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

In year 1 of the course you will study the following core components;

• Wider Context

• Supporting Education

• Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing

• Behaviour

• Parents, Families and Carers

• Working with Others

• Child Development

• Observation and Assessment

• Reflective Practice

• Equality and Diversity

• Special Educational Needs and Disability

• English as an Additional Language

Year 2 of the qualification will separate into chosen occupational specialisms, either Early Years Educator or Assisting Teaching.

The Early Years Educator Specialism Components include;

• Support and promote children’s play, development and early education

• Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development

• Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress

• Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children

• Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development.

The Assisting Teaching Specialism Components include;

• Supporting the class teacher to enhance children's education, individuality and in groups

• Plan, provide and review educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults

• Safeguarding and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people

• Recognise, adapt and respond to individual children's needs including those with SEND to support development and access to the curriculum.

Course Assessment Method

There are two written examinations and an employer-set project for the Core Component which will be graded A*-E and U.

Synoptic assignments are used to assess the Occupational Specialism which is graded Distinction/Merit/Pass and Ungraded.

Industry placement must also be completed.

What's Next

On completion, the qualification will enable you to enter employment or access Higher Education.

UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification as follows: D* = 168, D = 144, M = 120, P (C+) = 96, P (D or E) = 72.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 3
Academic Year: 23/24
Start Date: September 2023

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