This T Level programme will prepare you for working with young children and their famalies. You will spend 20% of your time on a placement, giving you great insight into the industry and a head-start in your career. We will develop your skills for a variety of workplaces, such as schools and private homes.
This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career working with, or educating, children. The course provides a route into apprenticeships, 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 Early Years Education and Childcare Specialist Unit will focus on:
On completion of this course you could continue studying through an apprenticeship to grow your skills in the workplace or study a related subject at university, such as early years or teaching.
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.