T Level in Early Years Education and Child Care
Fri Sep 10 2021
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The T Level qualification is an exciting brand new two year full-time course which has been designed in partnership with businesses and employers that is aimed to give you the knowledge and skills to support you move into a career in early years and childcare or schools.
As a college we are committed to ensuring you are ahead of the jobs market when you leave us and we will provide the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people through a minimum 750 hours of industry placement.
You will undertake a high quality, structured and outcomes-focused industry placements which is an integral part of the new T Level programme. The industry placement will be aligned to your career aspirations identified in your career plan which will be 750 hours and could include up to two employers.
High quality industry placements have clear role descriptions from employers in advance of the placement taking place which you will undertake an interview prior to starting your placement. Your placement will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to the organisation, develop a breadth of new skills to provide you with a valuable opportunity to personally progress towards your career goals.
During the theory and knowledge element of your course, you will gain an understanding of all aspects of a role as an early years educator or assisting teaching depending on the specialism you choose. You will learn and develop your skills by using a range of exciting and innovative teaching and learning methods including projects, presentations, displays and innovative use of VR bringing your curriculum experience alive.
You'll be assessed in a range of ways, including:
- Written examination which is externally marked
- Employer set project which is externally marked
- Occupational Assessments
- A range of assessments that blend the knowledge and skills outcomes into practical assignments.
- Project work
- Hands on experience
- Google expeditions
- Augmented reality
- Group work
- Child observation
- Activity planners
- Professional discussions
We have excellent links with a range of high quality work experience placements in the field of early years and schools and as part of your programme you will gain real 'hands-on' experience in our virtual learning environment prior to undertaking a work placement. Once in a work placement, you will work alongside professionals in your field and develop practical skills that you will relate to learning in the classroom.
Your work placement will take place in a range of settings such as Forest Schools or Beach Schools including with different age ranges of children including nurseries, day nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools.
You will undertake extensive placement of 750 hours which will include 2 days a week release and block release weeks.
5 GCSEs grade 5 or above in English, Maths and Science.
You will also need to complete a DBS application as you will be working with children and young people, the college pays for your DBS in most cases.
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications