Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
To be confirmed

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

5 GCSEs at grade 4, to include Maths and English
Who the course is for
This course is for aspirational students who have a passion for working with children within an educational context. This includes all phases of education to include early years (0-5), primary, secondary and post-compulsory education (16+).
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn

You will learn a wide range of subject context and develop your knowledge and understanding in the following core areas:

  • 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 you will learn
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.
Work placement
You will attend industry placement totalling 750 hours across the two years – this equates to a minimum of two days a week, with block placements being used throughout the course
You can progress on to a degree in early years

If you are taking a full-time course, you will be charged a Central Admin Fee of up to £40 at the start of your course. In addition to this there will be a cost involved for purchasing any essential equipment or uniform for your course; you may be eligible for financial support from the college Bursary team, please ask your tutor for more information.

Qualifications you will get
T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare Level 3
Additional information
  • Uniform needed
  • DBS check
Alternatively, email with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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