Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This comprehensive new T Level will give you an overview of teaching and how to support teachers in their work. It has been designed in collaboration with education professionals and is a great new route to begin your career in education. The topics you learn will help you launch a career in a setting of your choice, supported by your industry placement where 20% of your time is spent.

The first half of this course is shared with the Early Years T Level, before your specialism in Assisting Teaching begins in the second year.

Who is this programme for?

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career working with, or educating, children. The course provides a route into university or higher education.

Introducing T Levels at Farnborough

We are excited to be launching t levels a new type of qualification from September 2020.

T Levels are new two-year, technical programmes designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. They will give students aged 16 to 18 a technical alternative to A Levels and will help them to get a skilled job. T Levels will provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation
  • Relevant maths, English and digital skills
  • Common workplace skills

Students who achieve a T Level will get a certificate recognised nationally by employers which will set out what they have achieved as part of the programme.

When they complete a T Level, students will be able to choose between moving into:

  • A skilled occupation
  • Degree level apprenticeships
  • Higher level technical study, including university

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

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 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.

The Assisting Teaching Specialist Unit will focus on:

  • Supporting the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups
  • Planning, providing and reviewing educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health and safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Recognising, adapting and responding to individual children’s needs, including those with SEND, to support development and access to the curriculum
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What Next?

You could start a career in the education sector or continue studying a related subject at university, such as teacher training.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School:

Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College:

Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
English and/or maths at level 2 or higher

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