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T Level – Education and Early Years – Level 3

Level 3
2 Years
Full Time
Middlehaven (Main Building)
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Course overview

The core element of a T Level in education and early years will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding in a broad range of topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs, as well as learning about the role of families and support agencies. You’ll be able to delve into the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour. You’ll also build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner with an understanding of the broader context of education.

T Levels provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to progress to employment or higher education. 3 days will be spent in the classroom, developing underpinning knowledge and theory. 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. (Placement hours and age range of children depend on which occupational specialism you choose).

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Childcare & Early Years

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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Visit Middlesbrough College

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand 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 to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. 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.