• Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyNCFE/ CACHE


T-Levels give the knowledge and experience to go into employment or higher education. 3 days will be spent in the classroom, developing underpinning knowledge and theory. Units in the core first year will include: behaviour, child development, equality and diversity, parents, families and carers, and safeguarding, health and well-being.  In the 2nd year you will specialise in Assisting Teaching which will support you in your future pathway.

You will also attend work placement with a local employer to gain valuable industry work experience and develop skills for 1 or 2 days per week.

You will study different units from across the Childcare sector for age ranges 0-19 years. 

The course carries full UCAS points.

First year - Core component


Graded- A*-E and U

Paper A written examination

Paper B written examination

Employer-set project


Second year- Occupational specialism:  Assisting Teaching 


Graded Distinction/Merit/Pass and Ungraded

Synoptic practical assignments 

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 (C) or above including English, maths and science.

This course will be externally assessed.

Career Opportunities
These include practitioner in a day nursery, management, early years practitioner. early years educator, primary/secondary support assistant, teaching, apprenticeships.

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.


Explore Childcare

Childcare students will be based in our multi-million pound campus, with specialist classrooms and equipment such as cyber babies and early years resources. Completing a work placement is a crucial element of our childcare courses as it means you can apply classroom learning in a real work environment.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.