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Education & Childcare T Level Programme (Level 3) : 2022 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes, Apprenticeships & T Levels

  • Overview of the course

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    If you’d like to work with children, this programme is for you! Passionate, motivated and qualified professionals are always in demand to fill roles as primary teachers, nursery managers, hospital play specialists and more, making a real difference to a young person’s future.

    Delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists,
    ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the education and childcare sector. You’ll cover a variety of topics, so that when it comes to employment, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to go wherever your ambitions take you, whether that’s setting up your own nursery, or becoming a primary school teacher.

    Equivalent to three A Levels, this two-year programme has also been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so you can rest assured that the content is relevant and up to date.

    You’ll take part in 750 hours on an Industry Placement across the 2 years, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers. Your employer may also provide you with that invaluable first reference, whilst a number of our students have also been offered full-time contracts following successful Industry Placements.
  • What you'll learn

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    Topics covered include:
    • Behaviour
    • Parents, Families & Carers
    • Child Development
    • Special Educational Needs & Disability

    On your Industry Placement, you’ll experience life in the Education & Childcare sector, and then depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism: Early Years Educator or Teaching Assistant.

    Elements of study
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject - 80% of your programme
    • Employability skills, such as punctuality, attendance, communication and team work but most especially the values and expectations of your chosen occupational sector
    • 750 hours Industry Placement across the two years, giving you a taste of working life
    • Tutorial and personal development, such as healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills

    Industry Placement
    The Industry Placement is at the heart of your T Level; you’ll experience an extended sector-specific Industry Placement, completing a high-level project with an employer. You’ll be supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator, which means that on completion of your course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress to either your dream career or university!
  • Entry requirements

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    A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including Maths and English.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed via a mixture of assignments, employer-set projects and exam(s).
  • Course Fees

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    0.00
  • Future opportunities

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    The sole purpose of a T Level is to prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Education & Childcare T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:
    • Primary School Teacher, earning up to £41,000 per year
    • Early Years Teacher, earning up to £36,000 per year
    • Nursery Manager, earning up to £32,000 per year

    As the T Level is equivalent to three A Levels, you could even decide to progress to university or a paid Apprenticeship, if you choose.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast;
    dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university; taking part in our enrichment programme will enhance your prospects in all of these situations, giving you a CV to wow! You’ll benefit from:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector
    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor, supporting you throughout your time at College. You’ll also have access to a Careers Coach and Workplace Coordinator - they’ll help you to manage your studies; oversee your progress; aid in your personal development; and enrich your learning, giving you exposure to not only employers, but leading companies in your sector. You’ll benefit from masterclasses, industry visits and project-based learning, and they’ll also support you with CV writing, personal statements, mock interviews and more, so that when it comes to the crunch, you have the skills and confidence to impress.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.
    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Find this course on our website via https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/courses/education-and-childcare/ then click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk.
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO opportunities to help you discover what we’re all about.
    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both! Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    05/09/2022

  • End Date:

    12/07/2024

  • Time:

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    (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    72 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    EY123-YPT3-Z