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Education and Childcare

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations.

Summary

Level 3 qualification

2-year course

Includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement
(21 weeks if you take the Early Years Educator specialism)

What you'll need before you start

There are no national entry requirements for starting a T Level. These are set by the individual college or school.

Following your GCSEs - or a similar level 2 qualification - T Levels could be right for you.

We recommend checking with your local T Level college or school.

What you’ll learn on this course

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, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • early years education and childcare
  • assisting teaching
  • supporting and mentoring students in educational settings

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching. Students can progress into roles such as:

Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

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