16-18 Courses

Level 3 T Level NCFE CACHE Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Epping Forest Campus, Redbridge Campus
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Early Years
  • Schedule

    Timetable Dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    72 weeks
  • Course Target

    16-18

Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths
  • Where there are specific subjects required at GCSE we can discuss your grades with you when you come to enrol

Topics

NEW for September 2021

T-Levels are new Technical courses - which are equivalent to three A Levels. T-Levels - combine classroom theory, practical learning and industry placement of at least 45 days with an employer, to make sure you have a real experience of the work place. They provide the knowledge and experience needed for skilled employment, higher education and apprenticeships. You will spend 3 days per week in college and will be taught the theory elements of the course. 2 days a week in Industry placement to learn practical skills and demonstrate competencies needed to work with children.

How will this course be structured?

Year 1:

Core component content

  • Wider Context
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Parents, Families and Carers
  • Working with Others
  • Child Development
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Reflective Practice
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • English as an Additional Language

Assessment:

  • 2 written examinations (paper A and B)
  • Employer-Set Project (ESP)

Grading:

A* - E and Ungraded (U)

Year 2:

Occupational specialism: Early Years Educator

Content:

  • Support and promote childrens play, development and early education.
  • Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development.
  • Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress.
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support childrens development.

Assessment:

3 Synoptic assignments

Grading:

Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded (U)

Industry Placement: Take places during year 1 and 2

You will attend a weekly industry placement in external education and childcare provider throughout your course. Through this placement you will have the opportunity to apply knowledge learnt in the classroom to real life situation and develop key technical skills. Across the 2 years course you will complete a minimum of 750 hours.

Further Information

  • Employment
  • Higher or degree level apprenticeship
  • Higher level of technical study, including higher education
  • Primary school teaching.
  • Primary, Secondary, Supportive role

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