T Level Education And Early Years

Opening Doors to: Knowledge, Skills, Real work experience, Industry/Employer contacts, Varied Career Pathways, University/Higher Education Options

T Level

Apply for our T Level in Education And Early Years or our Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Course, details for both courses can be found here.

T Level in Education and Early Years

Students on our T Level in Education And Early Years course work towards the latest Education and Childcare course which follows the governments new T level framework.

This provides students with the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification and supports learners towards a range of progression routes, including employment, and university/higher education options.

2-year program

The T Level in Education and Early Years is a 2-year full time course, and consists of 3 days in Sixth Form and 2 days in placement each week.

Successful completion of the course is equivalent to the same UCAS points as 3 A levels (max. 168 UCAS points at A*).

Students are required to obtain a satisfactory DBS check to undertake placement, the Sixth Form will cover the cost of this for you.

What career paths can this take you to?


Social Worker

Occupational Therapist

Early Years Educator

Teaching Assistant

Special Needs Assistant

Holiday Camps

Au Pair

Why Choose This Course?

Our Education and Early Years courses provide a fantastic opportunity to undertake the latest T level qualification and also to attend weekly placement days to gain real experience working with children.

Our placement partners include many Nursery’s, Preschool & First Schools. Our students are extremely well regarded as is illustrated in the quote below.

“We had a brief conversation before the holidays and I mentioned how impressed I’ve been with your recent cohort of students. I really do congratulate them and you. Without exception, the students have been reliable, shown initiative, been good ambassadors for the upper school and worked hard in our setting. They are so employable. In fact, we have had conversations with several of the students about there being employment opportunities for them here. One is starting with us as a TA in September. Students of this calibre are very welcome to complete placements here and they will go on to make a great contribution to the school workforce”.

Progression Routes

Access to universities/higher education courses for a variety of courses/careers involving working with children. Students who have left in recent years have gone onto university to study the following courses: –

  • Primary Education
  • Early Years Teaching
  • Social work
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Psychology and Child Development
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice

Employment straight from Sixth Form
Following Sixth Form students may go into professions working with young children in Reception classes, Pre-schools or Nurseries.

Employment progression opportunities
Achieving the T Level in Education And Early Years can also provide progression opportunities towards leadership roles in Early Years settings.

Working Abroad
Students have previously gone on to work abroad as an Au Pair (living abroad with a host family and employed to support the care and development of their children). Students have worked in locations including, America, Canada and Italy.

Find out more...

This course includes the following mandatory subjects

  • Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • Parents, families and carers
  • Working with others
  • Child development
  • Behaviour

  • Equality and diversity
  • Supporting education
  • English as an additional language
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Observation and assessment
  • Reflective practice

And study of either:

Early Years Educator

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

Assisting Teaching

  • Support the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups
  • Plan, provide and review educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Recognise, adapt and respond to individual children’s needs, including those with SEND, to support development and access the curriculum

Further Information

The 2 days each week in placement provides valuable ongoing work experience with children of a variety of ages and across several settings. Students gain ongoing practical application of understanding as well as an insight into potential career paths.

Transferrable skills

Students develop their academic writing skills, their critical analysis and evaluation abilities, and a wealth of valuable knowledge including developing their English and Maths skills from both their studies and placement work experience. Contact the Sixth Form (01202 871243)