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Level 3

T Level Education and Childcare


This is an exciting new course that combines a mixture of technical knowledge and work placement to give you the skills and experience you need to work with children. You will learn about child development, observing children, working with families and special educational needs and disabilities. In addition to this you will also learn about child psychology, laws and different job roles within the education sector.

If you want to become a Primary Teacher Teaching Assistant or Nursery Practitioner, then this is the course for YOU! There are two routes:

  • Early Education and Childcare (ages birth to 5)
  • Assisting Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

This is a great opportunity for you to work alongside professionals, become part of the team and put theory into practice. It lets you find out if this is the career of your dreams. The course is made up of a core unit and a specialism (either Early Years or Assisting Teaching). In the first year everyone does the same, before choosing your pathway. What you learn in the classroom you will be able to put into practice in placement, in both nurseries and schools.

Love working with children? Love play? You get to spend 40% of your course working with children (schools or nurseries)..


You need to be a suitable person to work with children.

We expect our students to be kind, caring, respectful, show empathy and have a love for working with children. You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and provide two satisfactory references.

Age: You will need to be aged between 16 -; 18 at the start of the qualification.

Minimum GCSEs: You will need 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics. Previous work experience with children will support your application. You will also need to be successful at interview and create a substantial portfolio (summer task) showcasing your commitment to the course.

If you have a question about entry requirements, please contact us on or call 01243 786321 and ask to speak to the T Level team.


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