T Level Education and Childcare

Childcare Lesson 1

What is the course about?

This study programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level training or study in the education and childcare sector. You will attend Sixth Form for the knowledge element of your qualification, and you will develop your workplace skills by participating in at least 45 days of work placement in a school or early years setting.

Topics you will study include – child development; theories of development, learning and behaviour; health and safety and safeguarding; observation, assessment and planning, special educational needs and disability; legislations, policy and procedure; children’s health and care; early years foundation stage and key stage one.

1 day a week will be applying your new knowledge and skills in the workplace such as schools or nurseries.

Resources on the course are designed to follow active learning principles and include - interactive learning e-modules, virtual reality apps, interactive PDFs, a range of class based activities and independent study and research tasks.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through examinations and an employer-led project.

What might the course lead to?

This qualification will support learners on to a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships. The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points equivalent to three A levels. The degrees that previous learners have progressed into include teacher training, early childhood studies, psychology, or onto the in BA (Hons) Early Years, BA (Hons) Education, Society and Childhood.

Job roles may include employment as an early years educator, teacher or classroom teaching assistant.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

  • Employment
  • Higher Education
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree programmes, such as teaching, youth and community studies
  • Higher Level Technical studies or degree level apprenticeships.

Before starting the course, the Sixth Form will carry out a DBS check.

Childcare Lesson 2