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September 2021
2 Years
Course code T3EDCPF1KN

Education and Childcare, T Level

What will I do on this course?

This study programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level training or study in the education and childcare sector.

You will attend college for the knowledge element of your qualification, and you will develop you workplace skills by participating in 750 hours of work placement in a school or early years setting.

Topics you will study include – child development; theories of development, learning and behaviour; health and safety and safeguarding; observation, assessment and planning, special educational needs and disability; legislations, policy and procedure; children’s health and care; early years foundation stage and key stage one. You will also undertake first aid and food hygiene training.

You will have the opportunity to participate in educational trips and visits, locally, nationally and internationally.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through examinations and an employer-led project.

What could I do after this course?

This qualification will support learners on to a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points.

The types of settings you may choose to work include nurseries, schools, childminders, children’s centres and out of school play schemes.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English and maths), or the Technical Progression Certificate in Education and Early Years (T Level Transition Programme).

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.


Our gateway programmes will set you up with a host of excellent skills and new approaches to learning, which will put you in a great position to move onto a T Level the following year.

You’ll also get the chance to get those GCSE English and Maths grades you need if you haven’t already attained them, all wrapped up in a valuable and relevant training package. 

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What our students say

Josh Shapland, Early Years

Josh Shapland

“The course brought theory and practice together. The topics covered really aligned with the work I do today”

Studied: Early Years Level 3 (Weston College, Early Years Childhood Studies FdA & Early Years Education BA (UCW)

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