About Us



T Levels will give you a chance to get ahead in your career and know what it is really like working in that industry

  • You'll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45 day placement to equip you with the knowledge and skills employers are looking for
  • T Levels will mean you can go straight into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or a job
  • T Levels will have UCAS points attached and will be equivalent of 3 A Levels

What you will learn:

You will develop a core understanding of:
  • the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19 child development
  • how to support children and young people’s education
  • safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • understanding and managing behaviour
  • observing and assessing children and young people
  • equality and diversity
  • special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • working with parents, carers and wider families
  • working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
  • reflective practice and other forms of professional development.
You will also develop a more focused understanding of the Early Years Educator criteria:
  • supporting and promoting children’s play, development and early education
  • developing relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • planning, providing and reviewing care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children
  • working in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development.
Enrichment Opportunities:
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding training
  • Forest School training
  • Training sessions with a range of guest speakers and other opportunities

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics and English Language at grade 5.

Alternatively, you should have passed a relevant Level 2 qualification with at least a Merit grade and GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at grade 5 or above.

You will have a positive school/college reference with excellent levels of attendance and punctuality.

All students working with children will need to have a DBS Check which requires evidence of your identity which could include: Birth Certificate, Passport, bank statement, P45/P60, letter from your headteacher.

It is desirable to have Science at grade 4/4 or above if you are thinking of going into Primary School teaching.

Work experience

Industry placements must last for a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days).


You will be assessed through coursework, observations in placement, employer set project and examinations.


After completing your T-Level in Education and Childcare (Early Years Educator) you could progress into any of the following careers:
  • Nursery Worker
  • Playworker
  • Portage Home Visitor
  • Nanny
  • Family Support Worker
  • Or a range of other roles in the sector
Or you could progress into Higher Education degree:
  • Other degree programmes at various universities


If you would like more information regarding T-Levels please contact Mrs Watton on l.watton@kingsmeadschool.net