Skip to content

T-Level Programme – L3 in Education and Childcare (Assistant Teaching)

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assistant teaching.

Upon successful completion of the Early Years Educator T Level – Teaching Assistant Pathway program, graduates will be well-prepared for various career opportunities in the field of early childhood education and teaching assistance, including:

  • Teaching Assistant: Assist educators and teachers in early years and primary school classrooms.
  • Childcare Assistant: Work in childcare centres, preschools, and after-school programs.
  • Special Education Assistant: Support children with diverse needs in inclusive education settings.
  • Early Intervention Specialist: Assist in early intervention programs for children with developmental challenges.
  • Family Support Worker: Work with families to support the development and well-being of young children.
  •  Further Education: Pursue higher education or specialized training in early childhood education or related fields.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in Early Years education. The purpose of the T Level (technical qualification), is to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training or a university programme within the education sector. This course offers you an attractive alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships. An industry-based work placement is required to run alongside your course, this must be a minimum of 750 hours and will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the childcare industry.

The T-Level programme – Level 3 in Education and Childcare (Assistant Teaching) is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of early childhood education and the essential skills required to support educators and children in educational settings. This two-year course prepares students for rewarding careers as teaching assistants, focusing on the needs of young learners.

Tto practice so additional qualifications may be required to work in some sectors

What is covered?

Course Objectives:

  •  Early Childhood Education: Gain in-depth knowledge of early childhood development, pedagogy, and educational theories.
  • Supportive Assistance: Develop practical skills in assisting teachers and educators in creating nurturing and effective learning environments.
  • Child-Cantered Care: Learn how to provide holistic care and support to young learners, fostering their development.
  • Inclusive Education: Understand the principles of inclusive education and how to support children with diverse needs.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Enhance communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with educators, parents, and children.
  • Ethical and Professional Standards: Embrace ethical and professional standards in education and child care.

Course Content :

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Cover the basics of child development, educational theories, and the role of teaching assistants.
  • Supportive Teaching Assistant Practices: Learn practical skills in assisting educators, classroom management, and curriculum support.
  •  Child Development and Well-being: Explore child development milestones, emotional well-being, and child protection.
  • Inclusive Education and Diverse Needs: Understand inclusive education principles and how to support children with diverse needs.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Enhance communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills for effective interaction in educational settings.
  •  Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: Embrace ethical standards and professional responsibilities in early childhood education.
  • Work-Based Learning: Apply theoretical knowledge in real educational settings through industry placements and practical experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English Language, maths or a Grade A in a relevant Level 2 qualification, including grades 4/C or above in GCSE English and maths.

You will also need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds that you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. The College manages applications for a DBS, and we will contact you with the forms and guidance you require to complete this before you are due to start your course

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

Apply Now

Part of the Inspire Education Group © 2023 All rights reserved.

Website by Itineris
Group Logo