T Level Childcare in Early Years



T Levels are new two-year courses equivalent to three A levels. T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers, and will offer around 1,800 hours of study over two years.

The Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector. Once you complete the course, you will have a licence to practice education and childcare in your career.

NCFE - T Levels

Requirements for Study

  • APS 3.7 or above
  • 9-4 in English Language or English Literature
  • 9 - 4 in Maths


The core components are assessed through:·       

  • 2 written examinations (Paper A and Paper B
  • An employer-set project (ESP) – a supervised project, devised and set by NCFE

The Occupational Specialism is assessed through synoptic assignments


This course is designed to help you get into employment. You could progress to become a:

  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Educator
  • Primary/Secondary/Tertiary Teaching

You could also progress onto university or higher education to further your learning, depending on your goals. You could also progress on to an apprenticeship.

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