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

Education and Childcare T Level

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 - 2 year Level 3

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

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.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

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