Education and Childcare (T Level) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

T Levels are two year technical courses, equivalent to three A Levels and are ideal if you want to get into a skilled job.

This challenging and exciting course focuses of childcare and education from 0 to 19, including child development and behaviours. Topics could include reflective practice, working with others in the sector, observations and assessments, safeguarding and supporting education.

The content is divided into five performance outcomes:

  • Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
  • Build 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 well-being of children
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development

Around 80% of your time is spent at College with the remaining 20% at your industry placement. Along with specialist teaching at BTC, your industry placement is a key part of the programme. Experience with a real employer in a real workplace will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom to the job, giving you a taste of the world of work you can expect once you complete your studies.

You industry placement will be a minimum of 750 hours across the two years and could be with several employers.On successful completion you will licenced to practise in early years settings.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could find employment in an early years setting or study a Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship, or higher level technical qualification.

Course Summary

Course Title Education and Childcare (T Level)
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with grade 4 in English and maths,
and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful

If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level, you could
complete a tailored transition programme designed to provide you with the
knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress to the Level 3 T Level.

You will also need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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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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