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Title: Assisting Teaching T Level

Pathway: Education & Childcare

Available Study Options:
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Study Option

There are currently no other study options available for this course.

What will I study?

Do you want to be part of the next generation of Early Years Professionals that lead the way on creating inspirational learning experiences and environments that maximise children’s early development? If you answered yes to the previous question, then this is your opportunity to enrol on this new generation of Gold Standard qualifications as a technical alternative to A Levels.

We offer a T Level in Education and Childcare with the specific occupational specialism in Assisting teaching. This is an exciting two-year course that has been designed with key employers in the sector to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within the early years sector. 

You will study a wide range of core subjects covering all key aspects of education and childcare, to include child development, supporting education, observation and assessment and working with others. These will be taught by expert and industry experienced tutors using our wide range of onsite resources including our state of the art newly developed real world learning environments.

Throughout the two years you will develop your practical skills and apply your newly developed core knowledge in real life situations as part of the industry placement component. The placements last for a minimum of 315 hours throughout the course. Industry placements provide an excellent opportunity to work alongside a range of early years experts with opportunities to establish professional contacts in the sector. 

To enrol on the course you must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths but you will need at least a grade 5 in these two subjects. 

How will I be assessed?

Core modules: You will be assessed through two externally set exams and an employer set project; this is a controlled assessment completed within College and is linked to your industry work placement experience.

Specialist modules: There are three externally set assessments. One will be an observation of your learnt knowledge and skills in your industry placement. The others are exam-based assessments.

What will this lead to?

Successful completion of this course opens a variety of progression opportunities. As this T Level attracts UCAS point scores equal to 3 A Levels you can apply to take a degree at university. Alternatively, it could lead directly into employment in a skilled occupation such as Early Years Educator or you could take a higher apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.


How to apply

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If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
  • If you have any queries please contact us on 0161 785 4039 or email

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Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

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