Education and Early Years T Level

Education and Early Years T Level

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Studying for this qualification is a prime opportunity to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the education and childcare sectors, as well as the holistic needs of children.

Importantly, you will gain valuable experience working in Early Years settings, which will ultimately lead to you obtaining your Early Years Educator status.

As a student, you will focus on occupational specialisms in depth. You will then evidence your understanding through a series of synoptic, external assessments under controlled supervision.

Why choose
Education and Early Years T Level?

At Brock, we are committed to preparing you for the world of work and providing all the preparation you need to enter Higher Education in a range of education and Early Years subjects.

You will be taught by a highly qualified team who have substantial experience in the field of Early Years education. In fact, many of our teachers hold higher level degrees with subject specialisms such as play, health and safeguarding for children.

You can even choose to remain at Brock by selecting one of our Early Years Higher Education courses, which we deliver in partnership with the University of Chichester.

Teaching & learning

You will complete work experience totalling 750 hours alongside sector-specific units that you will complete at college. As a student, you will benefit from modern teaching methods such as blended learning and flipped learning.

Computer technology will also play a leading role in enhancing your academic and practical skills. Other learning initiatives will include class debates, peer reviews and engagement with Early Years research.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades 5 – 9 including:

  • English Language
  • Maths

You must have undertaken a work placement for five days in an Early Years setting.

Please note, if you wish to progress to a teaching degree, you will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 4 in Maths, English Language and Science.

Course structure

As a student you will:

  • Learn about safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing.
  • Participate in observation and assessment.
  • Understand the principles of reflective practice.
  • Support and promote children's play, development and early education.
  • Explore the complexities associated with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Evaluate how to work effectively in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals.

What can I do with this qualification?

The T Level in Education and Childcare can open doors to a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. It can also enable you to gain a university place to study subjects such as primary teaching and social work.

In addition, you can use your qualification to gain special recognition such as Forest School and/or Beach School practitioner status. Alternatively, you could choose to apply for further training with prestigious organisations such as Norland College.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 27/06/2024 to 31/07/2025

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