Education and Childcare Level 2 T Level Transition Programme - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This bespoke one-year course has been designed to support those not yet ready for the Education & Childcare T Level. It enables you to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow you to work with children from birth to five years and is modelled on working in early years and primary settings and the T Level themes. This T level transition programmes is for people that aim to complete the T level afterwards. This course does not give you a license to practice but prepares you for core components of the T Level which you will study the following year. They also allow time in your timetable for you to study towards a 5 In English language, a 4 in maths and science if you do not already have these.

You will attend College for four days a week and be expected to complete written assignments and self-study at home. Your work placement will be between one day a week and in four block weeks.

Units may include:

  • Science, English and maths in context
  • Planning, play and learning
  • Preparing environments for play
  • Overserving children and young people’s development
  • Supporting a focus child
  • Placement preparation sessions
  • GCSE English and maths for those that do not meet the T level entry grade of a grade 5 in English language and a grade 4 in maths
  • GCSE science (Biology) for those that do not meet the T level entry grade of a grade 4.

Assessment Methods

Your learning will be internally assessed using a range of methods including exams, employer set projects and observations of your practical skills on placement. assignments, a professional skills record, work-based projects and exams. You will complete at least 250 placement hours in early years settings and primary school.

Progression Options

Progression to the T Level requires a grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in maths and science. Alternatively, you could progress to an Early Years Apprenticeship if you decide a work-based route is more appropriate for you.

Course Summary

Course Title Education and Childcare Level 2 T Level Transition Programme
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range, including English, Maths and Science to apply for this programme. You will be required to attend an interview to demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm for early years as your chosen career and have completed at least one week of relevant work experience (eg. in a nursery or primary school). You also need a reference and enhanced DBS check.

Attendance Requirements You will attend College for four days a week and be expected to complete written assignments and self-study at home. Your work placement will be between one and two day a week and four block weeks.
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Spotlight

I didn’t know anyone when I started but quickly make new friendships and have gained in confidence. The work experience helped with that, as well as the staff being really supportive.

Charlotte Whiterod

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