Education and Early Years (Level 3) T Level

Why Study Education and Early Years?

The T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years (Level 3) is equivalent to three A Levels and enables students to have a licence to practise on completion of the course so that they can be counted in early years foundation stage staff to child ratios.

You will cover core content such as supporting education, behaviour, child development, reflective practice and special educational needs and disability in the first year. In the second year there is more focus on becoming an Early Years Educator with five areas of focus:

  • Supporting and promoting children's play, development, and early education
  • Developing relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • Planning, providing and reviewing care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety, and wellbeing of children
  • Working in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers, and other professionals to support children's development

You will be in College three days a week and in an industry placement for the remaining two days with a need to complete a minimum of 750 hours in placement during the two years to achieve the Early Years Educator. The course is assessed externally through exams, synoptic assignments, an observation and an employer set project.

Progression Opportunities

Students who achieve this qualification could progress onto higher education with a view to teaching at primary, secondary or tertiary level or alternatively into employment as an early years practitioner, educator or technician.

Why study Education and Early Years at Worcester Sixth Form College?

Our staff all have early years backgrounds either in health or education and therefore teach from experience and with a passion for this sector. Many units require the learning to be applied to industry placement settings which helps students to see that their learning has a real purpose. Visits from staff will further support you and you will have time to talk through your placement experiences and show the skills you have learnt.

Although a new qualification, the expertise of our staff and a proven track record of delivering applied courses and finding suitable placements for our students will ensure that you are supported in being successful.

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Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Education & Early Years445 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.Science at grade 4 or above.You will have a positive school/college reference with excellent levels of attendance and punctuality.All students working with children will need to have a DBS Check. You will need to provide additional funds for uniform for work placement, and educational resources as required. Educational trips are offered to enhance your learning on the course.

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