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T Level In Education and Early Years

This is a two-year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that the childcare and education sector needs

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

This is a two-year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that the childcare and education sector needs. It will provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and skills
  • An industry placement in a range of childcare settings, with a minimum of 750 hours
  • Relevant maths, English and digital skills embedded within the curriculum

This course is delivered at the Broomfield Hall campus in a new bespoke learning environment where students can develop and practice the skills required to work in the sector.

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

You will study:

  • Core knowledge and skills relevant to the childcare and education sector, for example child development and supporting education
  • Occupation-specific specialist skills and knowledge

In Year 1 you will study 12 core elements and in Year 2 you will further develop your knowledge and skills through a chosen specific pathway.

This course will be delivered on-site at our Broomfield Hall campus. 

For college you need to bring a notebook, pen and folders (teachers will explain more at induction). 

For placement you will need flat shoes and smart trousers and you should purchase a placement top from DCG.

You will be assessed via a variety of methods such as external exams, controlled assessments, employer-led set project and synoptically through practical assignments.

Further Study

You could consider a higher level apprenticeship or a higher education degree in a subject such as Primary Education.


  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Childminder

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

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Pest Control Officers

Teaching Professionals


Teaching Professionals

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Education and Childcare T Level leads to permanent job for Roman

I’m so glad I got the chance to do T Level Education and Childcare.

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 12, 2024 10:03 am