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Childcare, Health & Social Care

Level 3 Education and Childcare (T-Level) Yr1

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Broxbourne Campus
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This two year course splits students time between classroom based study (80%) and industry placement (20%), allowing students to gain an in-depth understanding of working within the childcare and education industries. Students will learn the core knowledge and industry skills needed for work in the sector including child development, safeguarding, behaviour management, working with special education needs and reflective practice. Students will also get opportunities throughout the course to develop interpersonal skills such as resilience, professional conduct/behaviour and confidence

What makes T-Level Education and Childcare at HRC special?

  • Expert staff with industry knowledge and experience across Childcare and Education both in college and on work placements
  • Our industry-standard facilities support the delivery of high-level technical skills to prepare students for employment
  • HRC students are well-known for producing a high standard of work, meeting the demands of industry clients

What do our students say?

In Autumn 2022, 97% of Childcare students surveyed at HRC, agreed that the ”teaching and learning on my course is helping me to develop knowledge and skills that I need to meet my goals and aspirations

When students complete a T Level study programme and have achieved threshold competence, they will be able to choose between moving into:
  • A skilled occupation – Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Higher or degree level apprenticeships
  • Higher level technical study, including higher education (University)
This is a two-year programme, with 60% in college (4 days) and 40% on work placement (1 day) This course is an in depth look at working within the childcare industry, requiring extra reading, homework and independent study.  It is advised that part time work is not undertaken alongside this course.You will attend a real-life work environment for your work placement (an Early Years setting) where you will need to complete at least 750 hours to obtain threshold competence. Throughout this time, you will be observed and assessed on a regular basis and meetings will be held with your assessor, your mentor at the Early Years Setting and yourself, to discuss your progress. These meetings will be recorded and discussed with your Programme ManagerIn college, you will learn core knowledge and occupational specialist knowledge and skills (detailed below) The curriculum is preparing learners to progress onto Higher Education or employment within a childcare related profession.  Learners will need to be able to have a sound knowledge of the different core elements and occupational specialism studied when they finish the end of the programme and achieve threshold competence.Core Elements:
  • Wider Context
  • Child Development
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Parents, Families and Carers
  • Working with Others
  • Reflective Practice
Occupational Specialism:
  • Knowledge, understanding skills and behaviours relating: –
  • PO1: Support and promote children’s play, development, and early education
  • PO2: Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
  • PO3: Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  • PO4: Safeguard and promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of children
  • PO5: Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers, and other professionals to support children’s development
The qualification will support learners to develop interpersonal skills such as resilience, professional conduct/behaviour, and confidence, as well as academic skills ensure that learners are ’employer ready’ upon completion and ready for their next steps.The core elements and occupational specialism covered on the course will equip learners with the knowledge and employability skills needed to prepare them for progressing onto Higher Education or employment within the childcare sector. The extra activities/experiences planned, such as trips and visits, guest speakers, group tutorials, skills workshops and work experience will help to underpin learners knowledge and support them to develop the skills and behaviour required to progress and succeed towards their intended destination
Year 1 – Core Elements including knowledge and skills comprises of 2 written examination and an employer set project which is set by NCFEYear 2 – Occupational Specialism and Core Skills comprises of synoptic assessments, practical assignment and Observation, assessment and meetings relating to competence
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old and have attained 5 GCSE at Grade 4 (including English and maths)
  • A satisfactory reference from previous school
  • Attend an interview further to which a written English and maths assignment will be assessed
  • Learners will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check to confirm their suitability to work with children
If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.
A laptop will be essential to support with your studies
Free to Home students under 19 on 31st August 2023. If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2023, you may be liable to pay approximately £2,500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5,000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the tuition fees for 2022/2023 and could be subject to change for 2023/2024). If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list. Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

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