T Level Childcare Lv 3

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Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4, including:

  • English Grade 9-4
  • Maths Grade 9-4
  • Science Grade 9-4
  • Students can also progress on to this course from Level 2 Child Care.

Who is this course for?

This course is for aspirational students who have a passion for working with children within an educational context and seek to develop their knowledge and understanding of their particular educational area. This includes all phases of education to include early years (0-5), primary, secondary and post-compulsory education (16+).

What will the interview involve?

 Interviews will involve questions on your future plans, your aspirations and your opportunity to demonstrate your skills to plan an activity/lesson for your chosen phase of education.

What will I learn?

You will learn a wide range of subject context and develop your knowledge and understanding in the following core areas across six terms over 2 years.

Wider context of childcare and education:

  • Child development
  • Supporting education
  • Safeguarding, health and safety, and wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Observation and assessment
  • Equality and diversity
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Language acquisition (including English)
  • Parents, families, and carers
  • Working with others
  • Reflective practice

Embedded within this core knowledge, you will gain an understanding on the ways to support children’s learning and development.

How will I learn?

In state-of-the-art facilities, you will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement in a range of settings to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. Digital methods of teaching and learning will be embedded to enable you to access materials at all times.

  • Classroom lectures for your theory sessions
  • Workshop delivery for development of practical skills
  • Independent study
  • Industry placement
  • Guest Speakers from industry and university lecturers

On this six term course, over two-years, you will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, employer work-based project and synoptic assessment.

 Industry placement

Your T Level will include an industry placement with a local employer to develop the practical and technical skills required to work in your chosen occupation. The placement is for a minimum of 315 hours/45 days. The college will also support students to secure a relevant industry placement. Your placement will be two days release a week with block placements across the six terms; you will be required to be flexible.

What qualifications will I get?

You will achieve a T Level (Level 3) in Education and Child Care. You will specialise in either Early Years Education or Assisting Teaching depending on your pathway.

T Level UCAS Equivalent Point:

UCAS Tariff points    T Level overall grade      A Level
168Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)AAA*
96Pass (C or above on the core)CCC
72Pass (D or E on the core)DDD


You have the opportunity to progress on to FdA Early Years Education and Care/FdA in Learning Support at the Isle of Wight College, progress to university or proceed straight into careers including:

  • Early years practitioner
  • Learning support assistant in primary education
  • Learning support assistant in secondary education
  • Childminder’s assistant
  • Nursery assistant
  • Holiday club representative
  • One to one learning support

Additional information

This is a full-time course which consists of a mix of 5 days study and placement a week. You will be required to work in your own time and complete tasks under your own initiative. All students will undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) prior to entering placement.

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