T Level - Education and Early Years (Assisting Teaching) - Industry Excellence Academy

T Level Childhood Studies

Course Details

T Level
Subject Area
Childhood Studies
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)

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This T Level in Education and Childcare is a technical qualification, which will include high level core theory within the classroom environment, as well as having the opportunity to gain specialist skills within a childcare setting working within the industry.

Units include:
• Supporting education
• Safeguarding
• Health and Safety
• Wellbeing
• Behaviour
• Parents, families and carers
• Child development
• Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
• English as an Additional Language
• Supporting the teacher to enhance children's education
• Planning, providing and reviewing educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers
• And much more.

Additionally, over the duration of the course, you'll also complete a mandatory 750 hours of work placements.

Those successful in gaining a place on the T Levels will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:
• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
• Bursary incentive if progressing to UCEN Manchester
• Minimum 45- day industry placement
• Digital upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more

*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.

5 GCSEs must include grade 4 or above in English and Maths

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

You will be assess via a written examination and an employer-set project.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress on to Higher Education (HE), with direct progression pathways with our HE partner, UCEN Manchester.
Careers that this course can lead to include:
• Early years practitioner
• Early years room leader
• Nursery deputy manager
• Nursery manager
• Teaching assistant
• Teacher
• Behaviour management

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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