Education and Childcare T Level

Board: NCFE/CACHE
Syllabus:Technical Qualification Level 3 in Education and Childcare

About the subject

A 2-year technical course covering core educational themes from birth to nineteen years with specialist early years education and care content from birth to seven years.
You will learn how to promote the learning, development and care of children and young people within the age range 0-19 years considering their health, safety, wellbeing and developmental needs.
What are the benefits of a combined academic and vocational course?
As well as offering excellent opportunities for academic study this course has a very practical application, leading you towards a qualification which meets occupational competency standards for the early years sector. Upon completion of this course you will possess the vocational skills required to enter directly into employment in a range of early years settings, including day nurseries, pre-schools, classrooms, holiday play schemes, after-school clubs and private homes (sole charge nanny) with potential for future supervisory roles.
This course provides a strong route into Higher Education with UCAS points equivalent to 3 A Levels
The academic skill set you will use during these 2 years will provide a strong basis for higher study i.e. degrees such as primary teaching, early years education, special needs education and other related subjects.

Learning styles

Three days a week in college – you will participate in class discussions and practical workshops, undertake research and present your work in a variety of formats; developing a range of skills that will aid your study and career progression.
Two days a week in an Industry Placement – you will be provided with two Early Years settings (one per year), working with children aged birth to five years.
You will be assessed and graded on your practical skills performance as well as your written application of knowledge and understanding.

Subject Combinations and Progression

T Level Education and Childcare is a three course choice and takes up a full programme of study. No other subjects can be studied alongside the T Level.

Subject Modules and Assessment

Holistically delivered and assessed in 12 Core Elements:

*Child Development, *Supporting Education, *Safeguarding, *Behaviour, *Observation & Assessment, *Equality & Diversity, *SEN & Disability, *English as an Additional Language, *Parents, Families & Carers, *Working with Others, *Reflective Practice and *Wider Context.

You will also follow an Occupational Specialism route in Early Years education and childcare.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment include 2 written exams, controlled assessments; planning and skills-based tasks that are carried out in an Industry Placement.

Minimum Subject Entry requirements

Average GCSEs of grade 4 or above including 4 in English Language and Maths
Satisfactory references and a completed DBS certificate.
A commitment & practical ability to work with children, young people, and other early years practitioners.
A willingness and ability to undertake practical training days in a range of early years settings in Horsham & the surrounding area,(which may incur travel costs.)