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T Level Foundation Year: Early Years

Subject Area

Early Years

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type

T Level

What is the course about?

If you are keen to progress onto our Education and Childcare T-Level but did not meet the entry requirements, or you need that little bit longer to develop your skills and knowledge before making the step to a T-Level, then the T Level Foundation Year is perfect for you.

The Childcare T-Level Foundation Year is specifically designed to develop your skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto T Level. It is aimed at those learners who are not quite ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one.

Why should I choose the course?

The Childcare T-Level Foundation Year is written collaboratively between our expert Childcare lecturers, industry links and employers. You will have the opportunity to develop your English, Maths, and digital skills as a key aspect of your transition programme. You will also develop skills for successful study, positive attitudes and behaviours, knowledge and skills for the workplace and industry-based knowledge and skills throughout the programme.

What will I learn?

During this foundation year, you will focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to start your T level, as well as looking at the core principles of Education & Childcare. Modules will include: Positive attitudes & behaviours, English, Maths and digital skills, skills for successful study, industry placement, and knowledge & skills for the workplace.

What will the course lead on to?

The course will fully prepare you with the skills, knowledge and behaviour required to progress onto our Level 3 Education and Childcare T-Level.

Are there any links with industry and university?

You will attend industry placement 1 day a week throughout the year to help you to gain the foundation of skills needed to become an Early Years practitioner. At placement you will be observed by the industry placement officer who will assess your skills competencies.

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 will be delivered by our expert Childcare and Education lecturers who all have industry experience. With this and the industry placement, you will gain skills, knowledge and behaviours from a wide range of sources. In the Warrington Campus, we have a wide range of resources to help to bring your studies to life in our very own nursery set up.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, although you must have GCSE English or Maths at grade 4.

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Starts Sep 2024

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

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