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Education and Childcare route (Early years education and childcare) — T-level

Early Years|Education

Course ID: 173014

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • A T Level qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is eligible for UCAS points.
  • This course includes a 9 week placement in industry with a relevant employer (21 weeks if you take the Early Years Educator specialism).
  • This course is ideal for you if you want a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching.
  • You'll be supported by expert tutors and progress leaders, as well as our learning support and wellbeing teams.
  • The course takes 2 years and you'll study at our state-of-the-art city centre campus.

What to expect from the course

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching. Students can progress into roles such as: nursery worker, teaching assistant, playworker, learning mentor.

The T level programme is eligible for UCAS points. A T Level in Education is the equivalent to 3 A-levels and contains over 700 hours of Industry placement.

All students will develop an understanding of:

understanding the Education and Early Years 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

As part of your study programme you will also take part in tutorials to develop life skills and build confidence to progress in your career journey. You will be supported in interview practice and CV writing, as well as transferable skills that can be taken into the workplace.


T Level in Education and Early Years. This is a Level 3 qualification which is UCAS eligible.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This qualification aims to provide students with a number of progression options. It could be higher level studies at university or college or employment, for example Primary Teacher Training (QTS) or work as a nursery nurse.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for post 16 students.
Students must have achieved a grade 4 in English and Maths as well as three other Gcse's at grade 4 or above.


This course is only available to learners aged 16-18 at the start of the course and is free.

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