T Level Education and Childcare (Level 3)
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English. For students without the appropriate qualifications, relevant experience will be considered at interview.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

The T Level is a ground-breaking new two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer learners a mixture of classroom-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

A vocational alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships, the T Level has been launched as part of the Government’s review of vocational education, under the Skills Plan. They have been collaboratively developed by the Department for Education (DfE), the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA), education providers and employers.

Nelson and Colne College is in the privileged position to be one of only four colleges in Lancashire – and the only East Lancashire college – to offer the T Level, which is going to be the new gold standard qualification in technical education, and be the pinnacle for those who are more practical.

The T Level includes a core of knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector, a technical qualification, a substantial work placement of at least 45 working days, as well as English, Mathematics and digital content.

The content of the Education and Childcare T Level is designed to get you ready for a career in the Childcare sector, one that is identified as having a skills shortage. The knowledge and skills required is divided into five ‘performance outcomes’. They are:

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

The T Level will be assessed through a range of methods including external exams, coursework, external assessments and an employer set project.

T Levels will train young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to enter skilled employment in a particular occupation, or to continue to study that technical subject at a higher level.




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