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Education & Childcare – Early Years Educator T Level

The Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare 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.

There are 3 occupational specialisms within the qualification, which are: Early Years Education and Childcare, Assisting Teaching, and Supporting and Mentoring Students in Further and Higher Education, all of which will consist of both classroom-based and practical learning.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
Level 3
Course Level

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-5 with Level 2 in a relevant subject area including English & maths GCSEs grades 9-5
  • Clear Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Interview

What you will study

  • Wider context
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Parents, Families & Carers
  • Working with Others
  • Child Development
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Reflective Practice
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Information & Data
  • Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
  • Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Higher levels of study in areas such as Child Development and Primary School Teaching
  • Apprenticeships


  • Early Years Educator
  • Education Technician
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Primary or Secondary Teaching and Support Assistant
  • Nursery Nurse
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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