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T Level in Education and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course accrues UCAS points and a number of major UK universities accept T Levels. Please see points achieved by grades below.

T Level Distinction* = 168 UCAS Tariff Points = A*A*A* at A Level
T Level Distinction = 144 UCAS Tariff Points = AAA at A Level
T Level Merit = 120 UCAS Tariff Points = BBB at A Level
T Level Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tariff Points = CCC at A Level
T Level Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tariff Points = DDD at A Level

Due to the high-level academic nature of the T-Level and the considerable industry placement element totalling a minimum of 750 hours, you will also have the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours to successfully progress directly in to specialist area of education or early years, or you can progress on to an Apprenticeship or higher level study.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in the Childcare industry. The purpose of the T Level  is to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training or a university programme within the education sector.

This course offers you an attractive alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships. An industry-based work placement is required to run alongside your course, this must be a minimum of 750 hours and will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the childcare industry.

What is covered?

Studying the Childcare T Level will enable you to develop core skills and knowledge such as working with others, observation and child development.

As part of this course you will study a variety of topics including:
• Wider context of the sector
• Supporting education
• Safeguarding and wellbeing
• Health and safety
• Behaviour
• Observation and assessment
• Equality and diversity
• Special Educational Needs and disabilities
• English as an additional language
• Parents, families and carers
• Reflective practice

You will study utilising learning resources and materials such as:
• schemes of work
• tutor delivery guides
• classroom activities
• blended learning activities (eLearning)
• tutor delivery guides
•  home study tasks

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above,including English Language and Maths. Or, a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit/grade B, including English Language and Maths at grades 4/C.

You will also need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds that you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. The College manages applications for a DBS, and we will contact you with the forms and guidance you require to complete this before you are due to start your course.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 years
Fully Funded

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 19-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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