T-Level in Education and Childcare

The T Level is a technical qualification that combines classroom study and a work placement. Over the 2 years students will complete 315 hours in a work placement alongside their studies.

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations.

All students will develop an understanding of:



When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved - pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.


Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.


T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Where can it lead?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education, childcare or assisting teaching.

Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course