Early Years & Education T Level - City of Wolverhampton College

Early Years & Education T Level

Early Years & Education T Level

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Early Years & Education T Level

If you want a career in the early years sector, this new two-year T Level qualification will give you the skills and knowledge needed for a range of occupations, such as early years educator, learning mentor, student engagement officer or entry to higher education to commence primary education teaching degrees.

T Levels are an alternative to A-levels or an apprenticeship and are designed in conjunction with employers to give you the skills and knowledge they look for when recruiting staff.

As part of the course you will complete a 45-day industry work experience placement in an early years setting, giving you the chance to learn on-the-job, work alongside experienced employees and get a taste of what employment in the sector is like, as well as put the skills you learn in the classroom into practice in the workplace and use your experiences in the workplace to inform your learning in lesson

To access this course you are required to have:

· GCSE English at Grade 4 or above

· GCSE maths at Grade 4 or above

· GCSE science trilogy at Grades 44 or abov

During the course you will study the following core modules:

· Understanding the education and early years sector (ages 0 -19)

· 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


In addition, you will be required to study one of the following specialisms:

· Early years educator

· Assisting teaching

During the course you will gain skills and knowledge in:

· Supporting and promoting children's play, development and early education

· Developing relationships with children to facilitate their development

· Planning, providing and reviewing care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress

· Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children

· Working in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children's development

· Self-directed study

· Analysing and synthesising information/materials

· Critical thinking and problem solving

· Working collaboratively

· Reflecting upon learning and identifying improvements

· Presenting information in written and verbal formats

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

· Exams

· Assignments

· Employer-based project

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to a range of different careers or higher

education qualifications, including:

· Early years educator

· Education technician

· Primary/secondary/tertiary teaching and support assistant

· Learning mentor

· Student engagement officer

· HNC, HND or Foundation Diploma

· Degree in a relevant subject

· Higher apprenticeship

You will be taught by tutors who are specialists in the early years and education field, carry out practical sessions in our well-equipped nursery-simulated environments and will have the opportunity to take part in early years-related educational visits and field trips.


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September 2024




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