Ashford College - Education and Childcare
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Qualification: Education and Childcare
Location: Ashford College
Duration: 2 years

Education and Childcare

The T Level in Education and Childcare gives you the experience, knowledge and skills needed to enter a wide range of careers working with children and young people.  

Course content 

Designed by industry leaders, the T Level combines hands-on learning, academic study and a 45-day work experience placement with a local employer. 

You will study core units covering a range of topics such as: 

  • Understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19 
  • How to support children and young people’s education 
  • Child development 
  • Special educational needs and disability  
  • Working with parents, carers, families, agencies, and support services 

You can find out more about the skills you will gain through this T-Level by reading our blog post here.

Options to Specialise 

In addition to the core units, you will be asked to choose an occupation specialism. At Ashford College, you can choose between: 

  • Assisting Teaching 
  • Early Years Education and Childcare 

Your Future 

Once you have successfully completed your T Level, there will be a range of progression opportunities available to you. These include, entering skilled employment, starting a higher-level apprenticeship, and going to university.  

After studying this T Level, you could progress into a career as a:  

  • Playworker 
  • Teaching Assistant 
  • Learning Mentor 
  • Nursery Worker 
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant 

You can find out more about where this T Level can take you by reading our blog post here.

Entry Requirements

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Elwick Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1NN

Telephone:
01233 743100