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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs graded 9-5 (including English Language and Maths) with a 4 or above in Science.

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Duration

2 academic years

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T-Levels are new courses which follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A-Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work, further training or study.

Overview

T-Levels are new courses which follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A-Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work, further training or study.

T-Levels offer you a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

T-Levels will train you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to enter skilled employment in a particular occupation, or to continue to study that technical subject at a higher level.

If you want to play a vital role in developing the nation’s young people, then a T level course in Education and Childcare is for you.

Work with, or for the benefit of children, by studying the issues affecting them, including health, play, social influences and rights.

Alongside your course you will spend 20% of your course working in a childcare setting gaining valuable experience.

This course is brand new and will launch in September 2023. 

What will I study?

The T-Level includes a core of knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector, a technical qualification, a substantial work placement of at least 750 hours over two years, as well as English, Mathematics and digital content.

You will develop an understanding of:

  • Understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19
  • Child development
  • How to support children and young people’s education
  • Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Observing and assessing children and young people
  • Equality and diversity
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • Working with parents, carers and wider families
  • Working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
  • Reflective practice and other forms of professional development

Entry Requirements

In order to study on this programme you will need 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 (including English Language and Maths) with a 4 or above in Science.

How will I be assessed?

The T-Level will be assessed through a range of methods including:

  • External exams
  • Coursework
  • External assessments
  • Employer set project
  • Work Experience

The T-Level will be assessed through a range of methods including external exams, coursework, external assessments and an employer set project.

T-Levels will train young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to enter skilled employment in a particular occupation, or to continue to study that technical subject at a higher level.

What can I do next?

  • Employment
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Educator
  • Education Technician
  • Primary/secondary/tertiary teaching and support assistant
  • Learning mentor
  • Student engagement officer
  • Higher Education
  • Apprenticeship

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