Education and Childcare (T-Level)

Reasons to study this course

  • T-Levels are designed to give you the technical skills and knowledge required to secure high-skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher level study at university.
  • These courses have been developed in consultation with employers, higher education institutions and professional bodies.
  • This is a full-time programme and success will help students progress to university or careers.

What you will need to study this course

  • clearance DBS application
  • achieved, or be working towards, a grade 4 or above in Maths and English, if you are planning a career in Teaching you will also require a grade 4 in Science
  • organised and good time management skills
  • reading and research skills
  • ability to work independently

What you will study

Core modules consist of Child Development, Supporting Education and Working with Other Professionals. Other units look at Safeguarding, Observing and Assessing Children and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Within this course you will have three days in college and two days on placement.

How you will be assessed

Exams, employer-set project and a portfolio of synoptic assessment of skills in the sector.

Priestley Extra

Various trips such as a residential in London where you will visit The Children’s Museum. Trip to Disneyland Paris. Visits to universities to explore their Early Years and Health-related degrees as well as a tour of their campus, taking part in lectures and finding out other general information.


You can gain employment in a number of specific careers within the Health, Education and Early Years Sector as a qualified practitioner or, alternatively, you may wish to progress to university to study Social Work, Primary School Teaching, Nursing and other children and early years-related degrees eg. speech therapy.

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