T Level in Education and Childcare


  • 16-18
  • 20 hours per week


This course is suitable for anyone who would like a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching.

Students will learn core content which includes:

  • understanding the education and childcare sector from 0 – 19
  • how children develop
  • how to support children and young people’s education
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety and wellbeing
  • understanding and managing behaviour
  • observing and assessing children and young people
  • equality and diversity
  • special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • working with parents
  • carers and wider families
  • working with agencies and services that support children
  • families and carers and professional development.

In addition to the core content, students will be able to choose one of the following areas to specialise in:

  • Early years educator
  • Assisting teaching
  • Supporting and mentoring students in educational settings

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

L3 T Level Qualification

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Apprenticeships, University

Is there additional work required by the student?

Theory and minimum of 9 weeks industry placement with an employer.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades 4 and above.


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

For further information click here.

For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here