Childcare & Education – T Level
Special Entry Requirements
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4. In GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language you will need at least a 4 in one and a 3 in the other.
T Levels are a brand-new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They are equivalent to three A Levels and bring classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.
Working with children requires a lot of patience, enthusiasm and hard work. This course will be suitable for you if you have a genuine interest in the care, health and education of young people.
You will cover a range of topics including supporting play, development and early education, and developing relationships with children. To succeed you will need to be passionate about working with children and have effective communication and team skills.
As part of the course you will gain a Paediatric First Aid qualification, as well as take part in a wide range of enrichment activities including a visit to a Forest School.
On completion of the course you will have a licence to practice within the Early Years sector allowing you to go straight into employment or some students choose to continue onto university to study courses such as psychology, primary and early years teaching, social work with children and childhood studies.
Assessment, which includes exams, practical tasks and an employer-set project, will take place both in college and on placement.