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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 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.

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 educator
  • assisting teaching
  • supporting and mentoring students in educational settings

What you'll need before you start

T Levels are one of your options after you’ve finished GCSEs.

Entry requirements for each course are set by the individual school or college.

Check with your local T Level school or college to find out the entry requirements for the Education and Childcare T Level.

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