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T Level in Children and Young People, Early Years Educator

Entry Requirements:
5 GCSE's at Level 4 and above to include English and Maths

Course Info

What is a T Level?

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that can be taken as an alternative to doing A Levels, BTECs or an Apprenticeship. They are for people who aspire to gain careers across a range of technical and vocational industry pathways. A T Level is a nationally recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A Levels.

T Levels provide you with:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to your chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement (work experience) of at least 45 days in a relevant workplace
  • Maths, English and digital skills
  • Workplace and transferable skills desirable to the industry

The purpose of the Level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to Children and Young People.


Project based learning is used as the model for teaching, learning and assessment. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Course Overview


  • Start Date: 5 September 2022
  • Days: This course runs 4 days a week place placement
  • UCAS Points: UCAS Points have been awarded for this qualification as follows: D* = 168, D = 144, M = 120, P (C+) = 96, P (D or E) = 72.
  • Calderdale College Campus
  • 34 Weeks in College
  • 9 Weeks Industry Placement

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18.

Assessment Methods

2 x External Exam and an Employment based project.

Example Careers

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Mentor
  • Nursery Worker
  • Play Worker
  • or Higher Education to do Primary Teaching Degree or a variety of other degrees not related.
  • Higher Apprenticeship in the Early Years or Youth Sector.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeship or Employment

Awarding Body

What are the benefits?

  • Study one course and get 3 A Levels
  • Exam and project based – there’s no coursework here!
  • 80% class study / 20% industry placement
  • It’s a direct route to your dream career
  • Develop skills and knowledge ready for employment
  • This is a higher level of study that goes beyond the basics
  • You get to work on projects for real employers