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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Education and Childcare T Level Yr 1

Level 3

Course code: H02D161
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > T Level
Duration: 2 Years
Subject area: Childcare
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £80.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This Level 3 T Level course gives learners a comprehensive understanding of the Early Years sector (0–7 years), providing a balance between classroom learning and hands-on experience in both nursery and primary school settings. A wide range of experiences provides learners with valuable insight into a rewarding career within a sector that is always in demand. Tutors support learners to develop essential knowledge and practical skills that are required to work at a supervisory level. The course includes a core set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills tailored for the industry and occupation of choice, such as Safeguarding, Observing and Planning for Children’s Development and the Importance of Play. Industry and occupational specific content is delivered, as well as specialist content, which will ensure students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter employment. This qualification is the equivalent of up to 168 UCAS Points.

What qualification will I gain?

T Level in Education and Childcare

Why choose us

The team of sector-qualified staff pride themselves on offering a supportive educational environment using a variety of teaching styles to ensure learners reach their full potential. In addition to the main qualification, learners have opportunities to attain sector relevant training such as Paediatric First Aid and attend innovative workshops linking to unit content.

What you could do next

On the successful completion of the T Level. Students could progress to employment within an early years environment or apply for university courses in Early Years and Primary Teaching, HNC in Early Years, Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship or a Level 4 advanced practitioner qualification.

Popular modules

  • Child Development

  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing

  • Observation and Assessment

  • Parents, Families and Carers

Key facts

  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels, the course meets industry requirements and offers a mixture of classroom learning and industry placement

  • The course contains an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Within the placement there will be an employer-set project

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via external exams, controlled internal assessment and written assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GSCEs at grade 4, including English and maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade and good progress with English and maths, ideally GCSE grade 4 or equivalent.