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T Level: Early Years Education and Childcare, Level 3 (A0422)

Paston College

Grammar School Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9JL

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 3
Health, Public Services and Care

Available start dates

Available start dates

Friday, 01 September 2023
Paston College
2 Year(s)
Full time
Daytime/working hours

Application Instructions

3 A Level Programme

Minimum of 66444 at GCSE (Please note : grade 4 may be replaced by an 'old C' grade and grade 6 by 'old' B grade)

Vocational subjects cannot replace GCSEs for entry on to an A Level programme.

You must also study English/Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 in these subjects.

4 A level programme

If you achieve a minimum of 3 GCSE's at grade 8 (A*) plus 5 at grade 7 (A) and your English Language and Maths are at minimum grade 4, you will have the option to join the A Plus programme.

Please note that A Plus is designed for applicants to academic courses at Oxford, Cambridge or other Russel Group universities. Grades in vocational subjects cannot replace GCSE's for entry to this programme.

Vocational programmes

Minimum of five grade 4 at GCSE (or old grade C) or Merit/Distinction in a relevant BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 grade 4 (or old grade 4) at GCSE. You must also study English Language and/or Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 in these subjects.

Level 2 programme

Minimum of three grade 4 at GCSE (or old Grade C).

This programme is designed for those students who just miss our entry requirements for level 3 study. It includes an opportunity to improve your GCSE English Language and Maths grades, alongside a Workskills course to develop the skills required for progression into employment or onto a level 3 programme.

Course Details

The purpose of this T Level qualification is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress in skilled employment or higher education. This qualification focusses on the study of education and childcare, offers breadth and depth of study, by incorporating a key core of knowledge and provided opportunities to acquire several practice and technical skills.
The level 3 technical qualification in Education and Childcare has 2 components –

1 - Core knowledge and understanding covers the core knowledge, understanding and skills relevant Education and Childcare. Such as:

  • Behaviour
  • Child Development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Parents, families and carers
  • Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing

2 –Occupational specialism covers the knowledge, understanding skills and behaviours that is required to achieve competency. This will focus on early years education and childcare.

  • 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

As part of this T Level programme you are required to complete an industry work placement in an Early Years setting where you will gain hands on experience in working within the sector, allowing you to put theory into practice and apply the knowledge that has been gained.

Students will be assessed by External Examination, An employer set project and synoptic practical assignments.

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English at grade 5 or above

Your next steps...

On successful completion students can progress onto Apprenticeships, Higher Education or Employment (within Early years, primary/secondary teaching or teaching assistant).

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