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T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare (Level 3) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A levels and is accepted by universities and includes a minimum of 750 hours working with an employer on an industry placement.

During the 2-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations. This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching.

Modules include:

  • 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

In addition to the core content, you will study the following specialism:

  • Early years educator

This course will be taught at our City Hub Campus where you will have access to fantastic facilities and state-of-the-art virtual learning technologies and equipment.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C042200 / Q042201


NCFE T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs including English language and Maths at grade 5.

Teaching & assessment

You will have the chance to show how much you have learned via:

  • Written examination
  • Employer-set project
  • Assignments
  • Observation in placement
  • Course work

Students can progress into roles such as:

  • Nursery worker
  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning mentor
  • Special educational needs teaching assistant
  • Playworker
  • Portage home visitor
Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

    Additional information

    Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

    If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

    If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.