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T Level Education & Early Years: Early Years Educator

Subject Area

Early Years

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type

T Level

What is the course about?

Our exiting new T Level Education & Childcare is suitable for anyone wanting a career working with children or in education.

This level 3 programme is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and has been developed in collaboration with leading employers and industry. Combining academic learning and a 45-day industry placement, you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to enter highly skilled employment, university or an apprenticeship.

Why should I choose the course?

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to enter skilled employment. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a nursery setting within our state-of-the-art Health & Social Care Academy and during industry placement, and learn a wealth of knowledge and skills that will be invaluable for your future career.

An essential part of the course is that you complete 750 hours of industry placement, to gain considerable occupational experience as a competent employee in the early year’s sector.

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of topics such as: child development, safeguarding, special educational needs, the role of families and support agencies, and social interaction and behaviours, before going on to learning a specialist skill set required for a career in Early Years Education.

What will the course lead on to?

After completing a T Level study programme, you will be able to choose between moving onto:

  • University
  • Skilled employment
  • Higher or degree level apprenticeships

Are there any links with industry and university?

Our Health & Social Care Academy has excellent links with employers, universities and community organisations including private day nurseries, primary schools and childminders, providing you with a valuable insight into the working world. You will also have the chance to meet professional guest speakers such as Nursery Managers and representatives from the University of Chester, to learn about the different roles and career prospects available.

What support is available?

You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

This course is delivered by our expert teachers and is designed in collaboration with industry and employers. It is delivered within our state-of-the-art Health and Social Care Academy, with all the very latest industry relevant facilities, equipment and emerging technologies. This includes a fully equipped nursery set up and a wide range of resources that help to bring your studies to life.

The unique blend of classroom delivery and industry placement will fully prepare you for your next steps, whether that be into highly skilled employment, higher education or onto an apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course and have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There will be a cost of approximately £60 for your uniform and additional costs may include trips and visits, as communicated by your teacher.

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Starts Sep 2024

72 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

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