Education and Early Years
Education and Childcare, T Level
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 your 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 equivalent to three A levels. The degrees that previous learners have progressed into include teacher training, early childhood studies, psychology, or onto the in BA (Hons) Early Years, BA (Hons) Education, Society and Childhood or a BA (Hons) Send and Inclusive Practice at University Centre Weston.
Job roles may include employment as an early years educator, classroom teaching assistant, special needs assistant, nanny or children rep in holiday destinations.
5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English and maths), or the Technical Progression Certificate in Education and Early Years (T Level Transition Programme).
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What our students say
Shannon Horn, Edication and Early Years
"I Have Enjoyed Having The Experience Of Different Placements And Meeting New People, Which In Fact Led Me Onto My Job, As I Was Offered It After Being A Student There.”
Former school: Worle Community School
What next? Shannon is progressing to the Early Years Foundation Degree at UCW