T Level in Education & Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Learners will study a 2 year Childcare & Education course that has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet industry standards. The course is a mixture of classroom based assessments and engaging with employers in a nursery, childcare setting or primary school. You will gain a valuable opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, spending over 60 days in industry.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Childcare & Education

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English Language and maths

Developing your technical skills in industry, enhancing your employability.
Leading pioneers in Childcare devising and delivering units, such as neuroscience in infants.
Tailored, bespoke placements to enhance your career destination.

Technical qualification, including theory, concepts and skills required for the Childcare Industry. Occupational specialism in Childcare to include Montessori approach to learning, safeguarding children, play therapy, working with children and additional needs.
Neuroscience in Infants
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Paediatric First Aid

A T Level can prepare you for studying at HE, skilled employment or an advanced spprenticeship in Childcare.
Course potential careers include:
Primary School Teacher
Children’s Social Worker
Nursery School Manager

Formative assessments throughout the 2 year course.
2 externally set and marked exams.
Reflective journal.
800 hours in industry led placement.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team.

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