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The T Level in Education and Childcare is a new technical qualification

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching. Students can progress into roles such as; nursery worker, special educational needs teaching assistant, teaching assistant, learning mentor.

During the two year course, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that underpin many jobs in early years education, childcare and teaching. A substantial industry placement with a range of childcare employers will give you a wide understanding across the age ranges.

The T Level in Education and Childcare will include:

  • Overview of childcare and education 0 – 19
  • Child Development
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Parents, Families and Carers
  • Working with Others
  • Reflective Practice
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The core content is assessed through an exam and a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, you will have the option to study one of the following specialisms:

  • Early years education and childcare
  • Assisting teaching
  • Supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education (from September 2021).
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What will I study?

As part of this Education & Childcare qualification, you will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be invaluable in supporting progression in other areas. In addition, you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication (working with colleagues, customers and clients), research and project work, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your reflective practice by suggesting alternative approaches to a problem.