T Level: Early Years Education and Childcare, Level 3
- September 2021, Full Time
The purpose of this T Level qualification is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress in skilled employment or higher education. This qualification focusses on the study of education and childcare, offers breadth and depth of study, by incorporating a key core of knowledge and provided opportunities to acquire several practice and technical skills.
The level 3 technical qualification in Education and Childcare has 2 components –
1 - Core knowledge and understanding covers the core knowledge, understanding and skills relevant Education and Childcare. Such as:
- Child Development
- Equality and Diversity
- Parents, families and carers
- Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
2 –Occupational specialism covers the knowledge, understanding skills and behaviours that is required to achieve competency. This will focus on early years education and childcare.
- Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
- Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
- Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
- Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
- Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development
As part of this T Level programme you are required to complete an industry work placement in an Early Years setting where you will gain hands on experience in working within the sector, allowing you to put theory into practice and apply the knowledge that has been gained.
Why Our College?
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and are allocated UCAS tariff points.
Developed with industry
T Levels have been designed with leading employers and businesses. They will provide you with the skills to progress to an apprenticeship, university or skilled employment.
Academic and practical
80% will be academic and technical study at college. 20% will be practical experience gained with an employer as part of an industry placement.
5 x GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English at grade 5 or above
Students will be assessed by External Examination, An employer set project and synoptic practical assignments.
On successful completion students can progress onto Apprenticeships, High education or Employment within Early years, primary/secondary teaching, teaching assistant.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available.
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