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Buckinghamshire College Group is excited to be able to offer the new Education and Childcare T Level from September 2021. This T level will have two pathways - Early Years Educator and Assisting Teaching. This is a two-year programme (or three-year if studying a transition programme) and will be available at Aylesbury and Wycombe campuses.

The CACHE developed Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare - Early Years Educator pathway will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector.

Learners who successfully achieve the Early Years Educator occupational specialism will be counted in the employment ratios for early years and childcare settings.

Industry placements are an integral component within T Levels and are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by doing a qualification alone.

  • What will I learn?

    There will be an employer set project The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employerset brief.

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

  • Example modules

    • Child development
    • Supporting education
    • Safeguarding, Health and safety and well being
    • Behaviour
    • Observation and assessment
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Special Educational Needs and Disability
    • English as an additional language
    • Parents, families and carers
    • Working with others
    • Reflective practice
  • How will I be assessed?

    The Early Years Education T level will be assessed through a combination of themed assignments, exams, employer led project and practical observations through Industry Placement opportunities

  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above including Maths and English


    a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or Distinction and GCSE Maths and English grade 4 (C) or above

    An interview is required to identify suitability of the course.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Students who achieve this qualification could progress to employment, higher education or an Apprenticeship, depending on their chosen Occupational Specialism.

    Employment options include: Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Educator, Education Technician, Primary/Secondary/Tertiary Teaching and Support Assistant.

  • Additional Information

    There will be additional requirement to buy text books, uniforms and pay for some additional, optional courses

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration (2 Years) 72 Weeks
Course Code FCHI1L3TE-1
Runs at

Aylesbury Wycombe

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