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  • T Levels signify a big change in technical education as they will become one of the main choices for students post-16, alongside A levels and apprenticeships. Equivalent to 3 A levels, the 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure the content prepares learners for the world of work and meets industry needs.
  • If you want to start a career in Education and Childcare, for example roles in Early Years Educator, Assisting Teaching or Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings
  • You will be studying for two-year Education and Childcare course, you will gain core knowledge of subjects such as supporting education, health and wellbeing, safeguarding and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), as well as developing a range of technical and practical skills that employers are looking for.


Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 06/09/21


  • GCSE in Maths and English (level 4 or above)


  • The core element of a T Level in education and childcare will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding in a broad range of topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs, as well as learning about the role of families and support agencies.  It’s a diverse and fascinating subject, and you’ll be able to delve into the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour.  You’ll also build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner with an understanding of the broader context of education.
  • Knowledge of core 12 topic areas
  • 2 core exams in Employer set project
  • An industry placement with an employer, requires you to complete a minimum of 750 hours on placement in a real working environment


  • During the year, three weeks are set aside purely for the purpose of enrichment. In addition to this, trips related to the core programme may be organised.
  • Dedicated employer master classes and guest speakers to develop your behaviours to a wider understanding of the world of placement
  • There is usually no or minimal cost for any of these activities.


  • 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


Occupational Specialism (Early Years Educator)

  • Supporting and promoting children’s play, development and early education
  • Developing relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • Planning, providing and reviewing care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children
  • Working in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development


  • We encourage you to source your own placement and work with our work placement coordinators


An Early Years Educator you will leaner the knowledge, skills behaviours in:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

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