T-Level in Education and Childcare

Our T-Level in Education and Childcare has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure you are prepared for the world of work.

If you are not quite ready to enter directly on to a T-Level after GCSEs, or don’t get the grades you were expecting, then don’t worry. A tailored transition year will be available, designed to help you gain the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to progress on to your chosen T-Level.

This option will be discussed with you when you meet your tutor.

+Entry requirements

You will hold five GCSEs at grade 5 (B) or above, including maths and English, and a clear DBS.

+Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be a variety of classroom based and workplace learning, to provide you with new ways of teaching.

Assessment is undertaken through workplace observations, an employer-based project and an end point open book exam.

You will be in college three days per week and once you have obtained a clear DBS you will also attend an industry placement two days per week.

+Work placement

You will undertake a minimum of 315 hours of work placement in industry.

If you choose to do the Early Years pathway, you will complete at least 750 hours across the two-year programme.

+Industry links

This programme has been written in conjunction with employers so is specific to this sector. There will be master classes from employers and there will also be extensive input whilst on placement in a relevant setting.


*All information is accurate as time of publication.

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T-Level in Education & Childcare courses

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