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    About the course

    You will gain knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0 – 5 years. The qualification content meets the DfE level 2 criteria so will qualify you as a Level 2 practitioner within an Early Years setting.

    Entry requirements

    GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade 3

     

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    Awarding Body

    NCFE

    Why study?

    Throughout the course there will be a wide range of practical activities in every unit. These include activities such as bottle making, planning and preparing activities for children 0-5years, caring for a virtual baby overnight, carrying out risk assessment and setting up enabling learning environments.

    Shadowing in the work place Team building activities both in and out of college Educational trips

    Industrial specialists including Health visitors, Nursery Managers, Teachers, Speech and Language therapists and Play workers.

    You will have the opportunity of a placement in a wide range of Early years settings including full-time day nurseries, Pre-Schools and Primary Schools.

    Where will this course take me?

    T Level Education and Childcare

    1. Early Years Practitioner
    2. Teacher
    3. Child Psychologist 
    4. Play Worker
    5. Speech and Language Therapist

    Core modules

    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Health and safety
    • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice 
    • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children
    • Understand how to support children’s development 
    • Support care routines
    • Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes 
    • Promoting play 
    • Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
    • Support babies and young children to be physically active 
    • Support the needs of babies and young children with SEND 
    • Promote positive behaviour in Early Years settings
    • Partnership working in the Early Years 
    • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

    How will I be assessed?

    Will include a wide range of assessment methods including written assignments, videos, professional discussions, posters and observations on placement. 

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Childcare Polo shirts x 2 approximate cost £25

    Textbook approximate cost £30

    Pens and paper, Folder

    DBS approximate cost £40

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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    T Levels Q&A

    WHAT ARE T LEVELS?

    T Levels are new technical courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. They are Level 3 course that span approximately 1800 hours over 2 years. These courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

    T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

    WHEN WILL T LEVELS START?

    Harlow College will offer T Levels starting in the 2021/22 academic year, initially in the following areas:

    • creative and digital
    • construction
    • childcare and education
    • health and science

    WHO ARE THEY FOR?

    T Levels are ideal for learners who are looking for a more technical route into skilled employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

    T Levels are a technical alternative to A Levels and prepare learners for technical careers.

    STRUCTURE OF A T LEVEL

    T Levels will include the following compulsory elements:

    • a technical qualification, which will include core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area and specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
    • an industry placement with an employer
    • a minimum standard in maths and English if learners have not already achieved them

    T LEVELS AND INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS

    T Levels include 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of industry placement with an employer. Around 80% of time will be spent in the classroom and 20% on placement. This differs to an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% in the workplace and 20% in the classroom.

    Industry placements can be undertaken as a block, as individual days, or a combination of the two.

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