This course will provide a transition year to the advanced T Level in Education and Childcare and will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare you to succeed on the T Level.
The aim of the main qualification within this transition programme is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age, with applied knowledge in the early (0-5) years.
The qualification content meets the full and relevant Department for Education (DfE) criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including a grade 4 (C) in English.
You must be willing to provide evidence for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
You will study units such as:
You will continue to study maths if you have not already achieved a grade 4 at GCSE.
You will be required to attend a placement in a childcare setting.
You will also develop study skills that will enable you to progress to the advanced T Level and carry out an employer-led project and an independent research project.
You will be internally assessed via a variety of methods including exams and controlled assessments.
Skills-based outcomes must be achieved in a real work environment and will include direct observation in the workplace.
You need flat shoes for your placement and you will be required to wear a College placement shirt.
This Transition course is the ideal preparation for the advanced T Level in Education and Childcare.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. Before embarking on her apprenticeship,
Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.