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Early Years and Childcare

T Level in Early Years Educator

Full Time

Course Overview

This two-year T Level focuses on a range of childcare and education subjects. This will allow you to progress to highly skilled employment, university or an apprenticeship.

Roughly 80% of your learning will be theory-based and this will develop your skills in research, problem solving, solution-development, communication and collaboration. This is a varied course where one week you could be learning about the safeguarding aspect and the next could be observing the behaviours within a nursery setting. 

Industry Placement 

The T Level will include a minimum of 315 hours of learning on work experience placement. Our Industrial Placement Officers will help you link-up with an employer and complete work experience relevant to your interests. 

A DBS clearance check is required to do this course. 

Course Content

All students 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
  • Specialist route - Early years education and childcare
  • Entry Requirement

    Entry pathways to this course include: 

    • You will need to be aged 16-18 years old.
    • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths
    • Successful completion of the Transition Programme

    Where does this course lead to

    T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education.

    To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

    UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.

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    Course Outline

    Course Code: PF62
    Study Mode: Full Time
    Location: Basingstoke
    Start Date: 08/09/2023
    Duration: 2 Years
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