Education and Childcare T Level

Course code: CFWT100P

Subject area: Early Years

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

11th Sept 2023 - 11th Jul 2025

Witney Campus

Contact details

01993 703 464

T-Levels are a brand new type of qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels. These new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers, helping prepare students to meet the needs of industry and work. This is an exciting new course that has a mixture of technical knowledge and work placement to give you the skills and experience you need to work with children. You will learn about child development, observing children, working with families and special educational needs and disabilities. In addition to this you will also learn about child psychology, laws and different job roles within the education sector. We are offering the specialist route of Early Education and Childcare (ages birth to 5).

This is a great opportunity for you to work alongside professionals, become part of the team and put theory into practice. It lets you find out if this is the career of your dreams. If your intended next steps are Higher Education then Oxford Brookes University are guaranteeing an interview for our T Level graduating students providing they meet the conditions outlined in their prospectus.

The course is made up of core content and an Early Years specialism. What you learn in the classroom you will be able to put into practice in placement.

If you want to become a Primary Teacher Teaching Assistant or Nursery practitioner, then this is the course for YOU!

Core Elements
Education context: an overview of childcare and education 0-19; working in the sector, roles and responsibilities plus career opportunities.
Child development: expected patterns of development from 0-19 including language, social interaction, wellbeing, transitions and significant events
Supporting education: different key stages, skills and characteristics that support education, pedagogical approaches, the role of metacognition, using technology and factors affecting development of literacy and mathematics
Safeguarding, health and wellbeing: statutory guidance, legal requirements, children at risk and in need, signs of danger or abuse and impacts
Behaviour: the stages of development and factors that impact behaviour and therefore the implications for managing behaviour
Observation and assessment: purposes and importance of assessment
Equality and diversity: legislation, regulation and codes of practice
Special educational needs and disability (SEND): principles of inclusion, relevant laws, codes of practice and professionals/organisations
English as an Additional Language (EAL): stages of acquiring language and factors affecting it, strategies to support those learning EAL
Parents, families and carers: working effectively with these people
Working with others: agencies and services that support children, families and carers, developing professional boundaries and relationships
Reflective practice: current priorities and debates in education, continuing professional development, development feedback and strategies.
Specialist Units
Students will complete at least one module of occupation-specific content depending on the capacity of the local learning provider. This part of the T Level ensures students develop the knowledge and skills for specific occupations.
An Early years education and childcare specialism is included in the T level.

Work Placement
Students will complete 750

You will attend weekly work placements during both years which contribute towards the reflective practice units.
Completion of the T Level qualification will enable you to obtain a License to Practice in Early Years.

Progression to Higher Education programmes e.g. teaching, early childhood studies, education, nannying and social work degrees.

Employment: nurseries, primary schools, family homes and holiday rep.

Students with childcare work experience have often walked straight into jobs at nurseries they love or become teaching assistants in school. For those of you wanting to travel, students have also had experiences of Camp America, Ski A Season, Mark Warner or Disney Cruise ships! Or do you have your sights on becoming a Norland Nanny for the rich and famous? How exciting!
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above usually including Maths and/or English and Science, satisfactory DBS and reference check.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £70 for kit/clothing, £30 for books and £120 for additional courses. (Cost are given for guidance only).

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £30.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £145.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £30.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £145.00

19+ Reduced Fee

T Level in Education and Childcare
The core unit will be assessed with 2 exams at the end of the first year and a ‘project’. The project will be a controlled assessment that is linked to work experience.

The specialism will be assessed by three assessments. This includes observation in placement that is carried out over the course. There will also be practical activities like planning activities for children and observing children in placement.
Upon achievment of this qualification learners are able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education.