Education and Child Care

Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.`` -Chinese Proverb

Mrs R Sanghera

Head Of Education and Childcare

Subject Overview

Learning about child development is vital for working with children in an early years setting. It gives pupils a background of the key theories that will govern all aspects of working practice and everything required as an early years educator.  

The Technical Qualification is primarily aimed at post 16 year old students who wish to progress into the education and childcare sector. This qualification will equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to enter skilled employment. The occupational specialism is Early Years Educator. 

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.  

Students will spend around 80% of their time in a learning environment and 20% of their time in an industry placement, therefore giving you the opportunity to jump-start your career by combining a recognised qualification with genuine industry experience. 

You will gain a nationally recognised certificate, with 1 T Level equivalent in size to 3 A levels. T Levels carry UCAS points to help support progression into Higher Education.

Who can do a T Level? 

T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. They especially suit you if you know the rough area or industry you want for your career, prefer a practical course designed by employers, but also want to spend time within a learning environment.

Future opportunities  

By developing applied knowledge and practical skills, this course will help give you the opportunity to progress on to a job, industry, an apprenticeship or university. 

A T Level in Education and Childcare could be the first step of a career as a Nursery Nurse, an Early Years Teacher, Family Support Worker, Nursery Manager, Children’s Nurse, Social Worker and more. 


Mrs Sanghera

Further Resources


Child psychotherapist. 

Children’s nurse. 

Community development worker. 


Educational psychologist. 

Speech and language therapist.