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Education and Childcare (T Level)

Course Overview

If you are passionate about the idea of making a difference every single day then the Education and Childcare T Level should be a real consideration for you. The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to Education and Childcare.

What topics are covered?

As a part of this T Level you will explore:


  • Wider educational context.
  • Supporting Education.
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and Wellbeing.
  • Behaviour.
  • Parents, families and carers.
  • Working with others.
  • Child development and observation and assessment.
  • Reflective practice.
  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability.
  • English as an Additional Language.

How will I learn?

Holders of this qualification (only those that have taken the Early Years Educator Occupational Specialism) may be counted in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff: child ratios.


In your study of this T level you will be asked to undertake one of the following occupational specialisms,


Early Years Educator ( the Early Years Educator student would have full responsibility for a child in the workplace) Within this specialism, you would explore:


  • Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
  • Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development


Assisting teaching. (an Assisting Teaching student would not be in sole charge of a child in the workplace.) Within this specialism, you would explore:


  • 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, safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Recognising, adapting and responding to individual children’s needs, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), to support development and access to the curriculum


What can I do after this course?

After completing the T Level you can progress onto several career paths, these include:


  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Educator
  • Education Technician
  • Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Teaching and Support Assistant
  • Higher Education
  • Apprenticeship (progression onto lower-level apprenticeship may also be possible in some circumstances, if the content is sufficiently different)


How do I apply?

Applications are now open! If you have a question or want to find out more, please email us at tlevels@bathcollege.ac.uk

If you are having issues applying, please email info@bathcollege.ac.uk


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