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.
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.
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:
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:
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
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:
You could start a career in the education sector or continue studying a related subject at university, such as teacher training.
Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4
Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
English and/or maths at level 2 or higher