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Qualification name T Level Education and Early Years - Education and Early Years
Qualification level 3
Course start date 28th August 2024
Duration 2 Years
Course Type Classroom based
Cost description T Levels are currently only available to 16-19 year olds. Contact us for details of other suitable courses.

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This T Level is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching. The T Level is a 2 year programme and will include a 9 week (minimum) industry placement and a Technical Qualification, where you will also choose your specialist occupation.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

There are no national entry requirements for starting a T Level. These are set by the individual college or school. Contact us to find out more.

View the key features of this course.

You will develop an understanding of: 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 In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content: Early years education and childcare Assisting teaching Supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education (available from September 2021)

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Your learning will combine classroom theory and practical learning and include 9 weeks (minimum) of industry placement. The placement will provide you with real experience of the workplace.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Your core knowledge and skills will be assessed through exams and an employer-set project. You'll work with your tutor to decide when you're ready to be assessed on the core. Assessment of occupational specialist knowledge and skills will vary depending on the occupation. It may involve tests, practical assignments and projects. Your occupational specialist knowledge and skills will be assessed in the second year.

Look at the further opportunities available.

You'll have the industry knowledge and experience to progress into roles like: Nursery worker Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant Teaching assistant Learning mentor Speak to your careers adviser to find out more. You can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level, including a university degree.

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Name Wilberforce Sixth Form College
Address Saltshouse Road
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Phone 01482 711688
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