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T-LEVEL - EDUCATION AND EARLY YEARS - EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

T LEVEL - EDUCATION & CHILDCARE - EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR
Start Date
16/09/2024
End Date
30/07/2026
Attendance
Full Time
Target audience 

Designed by key employers, T Levels are a brand new two year programme choice for school leavers who are interested in developing knowledge, understanding and skills within Childcare, Education and Early Years. This T Level ensures students have the skills and knowledge schools, nurseries and other education and childcare settings want and prepares you for work, apprenticeships and higher education. Learners must also complete 315 hours per year of work experience to qualify for the T-Level.

Entry requirements 

Typically, a prospective learner will have five or more GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including Maths and English and preferably science if the student is hoping to progress into Education. Clear enhanced DBS Prospective learners will be interviewed by a specialist member of the School of HCE to assess their suitability.

Course content 

T Levels ably combine classroom theory, practical skills and on-site industrial knowledge.  Those who complete a T Level are well placed to develop full occupational competence in their chosen field or go on to successful higher study.  First year modules include core content where all students will develop an understanding of:

  • understanding the education and childcare sector from 0 - 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

Year 2 - Occupational Specialism in Year 2, learners will tackle content of their occupational specialism.  This focuses on relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, framed around practical tasks linked to that specialism.

Assessment criteria 

Learners will be formatively assessed through written exams, an employer set project, assignments and observations, receiving feedback for development and improvement throughout.

Progression 

Upon successful completion, learners will hold qualifications that are recognised nationally by further and higher education establishments, as well as employers and other stakeholders.  This will enable them to progress to employment, higher apprenticeships and further study.

APPRENTICESHIP ROUTES:

  • Level 4 Assessor Coach
  • Level 5 Early years practitioner
  • Learning and skills teacher
  • Level 6 teacher (degree)
  • Level 7 teacher for sensory impaired
  • Academic Professional

DEGREE ROUTES:

  • Primary Education
  • Early Childhood studies
  • Social work
  • Education

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Early years Educator
  • Early years teacher
  • Curriculum lead
  • Education/Welfare Officer
  • Deputy Head
  • Head teacher
  • Family Support Advisor

Courses

Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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