T Level Early Years - Pathway
Health, Public Services and Care
What will you be working towards?
||T Level Early Years - Pathway
||T Level Technical Qualification
Specialist pathways are focussed on future careers or higher education opportunities. A pathway is made up of courses that allow any student the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions.
The T Level qualifications are new, two-year level 3 qualifications equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels are worth UCAS points and will be recognised by universities.
Each T Level has been developed with leading businesses and employers to give you the skills you need to progress into employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher education.
The T Level is a two-year qualification which combines academic study and industry placement. In year one, you will study the core units including:
• The wider context of education
• Child development
• Equality and diversity
• Children's behaviour
• Special Educational Needs and Disability
In year two of the course you will study the occupational specialism; Early Years Educator which is where you will focus on working with children under the age of 7. This course requires you to complete 750 placement hours across the two years with children from 0-7 years old. This qualification will give you a full and relevant qualification and a Level 3 licence to practice.
How will it be delivered?
T Level students spend 80% of their course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need and 20% of the course in an industry placement, putting these skills into practice.
Assessment in year one of the T Level consists of two exam papers and an employer set project.
The occupational specialism in year two will be assessed through a series of externally set tasks which may include observation of practical skills and a portfolio of evidence.
The entry requirements are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent, including English and maths. You will also need a clear DBS check.
For students who want to study a T Level but currently do not have the entry requirements, a Level 2 in Childcare will support knowledge and understanding of the Early Years sector whilst providing the opportunity to continue to study English and maths, supporting the progression onto a T Level.
Your next steps...
Once you have applied to one of our Colleges, we will send you an email to create an account with us in order to choose an interview date. This system is referred to as the Enterprise platform and will look different to the Kent Choices platform.
This email will be sent to the email account you have used to set up your Kent Choices account. If your school blocks external e-mails then you will need to either ask them to release e-mails from us or use your own personal e-mail. Any questions about this please contact the College. Please check your inbox and junk folders. You must complete this registration within 5 days, after that the registration link will expire. If your e-mail registration link has expired please contact the College you are applying to. The College will be able to resend you the registration email.
1. Open the email and follow the instructions to create a password
2. Sign in using your email address and password
3. Finish the application form
4. Choose an interview date
5. Submit your application request
You can also save your application for later to check dates or information before submitting to us.
You will receive an email confirming your interview date. Please add this to your calendar. Some pathways require you to complete a project or bring examples of work with you. Please check this email before you attend.
If you cannot attend your interview, you will need to contact the College to rearrange.
Your application is important to us and we want you to continue your education with us. Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any queries regarding your application