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Education (Early Years Education & Childcare) T Level

Why study this course?

This is an exciting new course that has a mixture of technical knowledge and work placement to give you the skills and experience you need to work with children. You will explore child development, childhood theories and learn how to support childrens development in early years and primary schools settings. The industry placement requirement for this specialism is a minimum of 750 hours, where you will be assessed in real work situations giving you a licence to practice in Early Years on completion of the course.

What will I study?

T Levels are two-year courses in England that can be studied by 16-18 year olds after finishing their GCSEs. The Core units Element 1: Wider Context Element 2: Supporting Education Element 3: Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing Element 4: Behaviour Element 5: Parents, Families and Carers Element 6: Working with Others Element 7: Child Development Element 8: Observation and Assessment Element 9: Reflective Practice Element 10: Equality and Diversity Element 11: Special Educational Needs and Disability Element 12: English as an Additional Language In addition, you will also learn -Core skills -Early Years Educator -Performance outcome 1: Support and promote childrens play, development and early education -Performance outcome 2: Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development -Performance outcome 3: Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress -Performance outcome 4: Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children -Performance outcome 5: Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support childrens development.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

Course progression:

T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree. Higher Education programmes include e.g. primary school teaching, early childhood studies degrees, paediatric nursing, leading to employment as Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals, Paediatric nursing, trainee health visitor, trainee social worker (Children) play therapist.

Career progression:

T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.

Employment: nursery room leaders, nurseries deputy manager, primary schools classroom assistant and Nanny, children activity holiday rep.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of internal and external assessments, which include exams and assignment based projects. You will also be assessed whilst out in the work place.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Placement will take place two days a week over the two years, with a two week block placement each year.

Placements will be offered in nurseries, schools, childrens centres, hospital placements.

Learners should expect to be in college between 9am and 5pm on college days. Placement times can vary according to the setting. Holidays cannot be sanctioned during the college term. 100% attendance at college and placement is expected.

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