T Level in Education and Childcare           Examination Board: NCFE


Why take this subject? 


T Levels are new two-year courses equivalent to three A levels. T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers, and will offer around 1,800 hours of study over two years. The Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector. Once you complete the course, you will have a licence to practice education and childcare in your career.


What will you learn?


The Technical Qualification is split into 2 component parts:

The Core Component provides a high-level foundation of knowledge and skills that are relevant to all Occupational Specialisms within this qualification, which is Early Years Educator. You will also be completing 750 hours in a real childcare setting and this will be spread over the 2 years. 


What is the course structure?   


The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core component: the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles as well as core skills for the education and early years sector.

Occupational specialisms:
• Early Years Educator


How will you be assessed? 


The Core Components are assessed through:

  • 2 written examinations (Paper A and Paper B)
  • An employer-set project (ESP) – a supervised project, devised and set by NCFE

The Occupational Specialism is assessed through synoptic assignments


What can you do after the course? 


This course is designed to help you get into employment. You could progress to become a:
– Early Years Practitioner
– Early Years Educator
– Primary/Secondary/Tertiary Teaching

You could also progress onto university or higher education to further your learning, depending on your goals. You could also progress on to an apprenticeship.