Level 3 T Level in Education and Childcare
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

The T Level is a ground-breaking new two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer students a mixture of classroom-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience. A vocational alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships, the T Level has been launched as part of the Government’s review of Vocational education, under the Skills Plan. They have been collaboratively developed by the Department for Education (DfE), the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA), education providers and employers.

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.

What will I learn?

The content of the Education and Childcare T Level is designed to get you ready for a career in the Childcare sector, one that is identified as having a skills shortage. The knowledge and skills required is divided into five themes. They are:

• Theme 1: Exploring Sector Provision for Education and Childcare
• Theme 2: Child Development, Behaviour and English as an Additional Language
• Theme 3: Approaches to Learning for Positive Outcomes in Education for Children and Young People
• Theme 4: Professional Practice for Education and Childcare Including; Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People, Equality and Diversity and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
• Theme 5: Working with Others in Education and Childcare

How will the course be assessed?

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

Progression and Careers

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.

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