T Level : Education and Childcare

Course code: CFAT100P

Subject area: Early Years

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 7th Jul 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

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).

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

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

Core Units

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 practic.e
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.

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!
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and/or English and one Science.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. 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 cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

T Level in Education and Childcare