T Level in Education and Children (Early Years Educator)

What will be studied?

T Levels are new, two-year, technical study programmes (similar to apprenticeships) designed with employers to give young people the skills required for working in the health sector. They are career-focused, with a significant industry placement allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to compete for the best university places, higher/degree apprenticeships and highly skilled careers. T Levels provide the chance to experience what working in the health care sector is like while studying.  This course is for you if you would like to pursue a career in the Education and Childcare sector helping to support young children, care for their needs and build trusting relationships.

Areas of study include:

  • The frameworks used to plan and deliver education from 0-19 years
  • Keeping children safe and protecting them from harm throughout their education
  • Aspects of behaviour expected for children and young people
  • Expected patterns of children’s development
  • Different agencies that support children and young adults
  • Legislation dealing with the importance of equality and diversity
  • Infection prevention control
  • Supporting children with additional needs
  • The use of observation, formative and summative assessment

The Education and Childcare T Level:

  • Takes two years and is equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Provides the UCAS points for university
  • Combines classroom and work-based learning
  • Specialist skills and knowledge relevant to a chosen career path

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by exams for the core skills and practical skills tests for the occupational (career) specialisms. You will also complete a compulsory industrial placement which will take a minimum of 315-hour (45 days) with an employer, a DBS (police) check is requirement to enable completion of the course.

What skills do I need?

You need to be able to communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy, respect confidentiality and follow instructions. You need to be organised, self -motivated and a reliable and committed learner. You must be prepared to be ‘hands-on’ during the work placement and work as part of a team.

What next?

The course may lead to continuing education at university or directly to employment, careers may include; primary teaching, child psychology, social work, early years practitioner or teaching assistant.

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying NCFE CACHE T-Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare please contact:

Ms Roddis-  kroddis@bluecoat.uk.com

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