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Education and Early Years – T Level

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About the course

T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.

The Education and Early Years T Level enables you to continue your education both academically and practically with 750 hours of work placement with children and young people.

This level 3 qualification can lead to progression to university, further training, an apprenticeship, or employment.

Students will study The Education and Early Years sector from ages 0 to 19

Topics and units

  • Child development
    • How to support children and young people’s education
    • Safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
    • Understanding and managing behaviour
    • Observing and assessing children and young people
    • Equality and diversity
    • Special educational needs and disability
    • English as an additional language
    • Working with parents, carers and wider families
    • Working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
    • Reflective practice and other forms of professional development

Careers and progression

Careers such as nursery worker, teacher, teaching assistant, play worker, learning mentor.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including maths and English. For the primary school teacher pathway, students will need to achieve grade 4 or above in GCSE science.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

To find out more information about our courses and college life, you can visit an open event to meet our team and check out our facilities for yourself.


Full time


2 years


Haybridge Road




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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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