The Education T-Level will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of core elements that will underpin your learning in this industry. You will be given a context to the industry, learn the key concepts and theories in education, learning and teaching, and develop the skills you need to do the job.
You will then have the opportunity to specialise in Early Years education and childcare.
You will undertake your industry placement and be given an employer-set project to work on which requires you to demonstrate your learning by combining your core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer-set brief. Your English, maths, and digital skills will also be enhanced throughout the two years.
Core elements you will learn include:
Child Development - You will learn about
the expected patterns of children and young people’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and their development of receptive and expressive language.
Supporting Education - You’ll gain an overview of the National Curricula for different key stages, learn about the skills and attributes that support children and young people’s education, and understand current theories and pedagogical approaches, how they are applied in education and the evidence that underpins them.
Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing - You will fully understand the legal requirements of health and safety, security, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. You will also learn about safeguarding policies and Prevent Strategy.
Observation and Assessment - You will understand the purpose and role of national assessments and benchmarks, and learn how to accurately observe, record and report on children and young people’s participation, conceptual understanding and progress.
Special Educational Needs and Disability - You will learn the laws, codes of practice and policies that affect provision for children and young people with disabilities and those with special educational needs.
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grade 9 (a*) to 4(c) in a relevant subject (including English & maths)