Childcare: T Level (technical qualification) Level 3 Full-time (FCHD)

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC535
Qualification Type T Level Technical Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The purpose of the T Level (technical qualification), is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.


The T Level is split into two component parts:

1. Core Component: (mandatory). The knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles as well as core skills for the education and childcare sector.

2. Occupational Specialisms are: (you will choose one specialism)

• Early Years Education

• Assisting teaching

Students will only complete one Occupational Specialism. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

How will it be delivered?

Core Component:

• Paper A written examination

• Paper B written examination

• Employer set project

In order to achieve a grade for Core Components, students must have results for both sub-components (the core written examinations and the employer set project).

The combined results for these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall grade A*- E and U.

Occupational Specialism Component:

• Synoptic Assignments

You will also be required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism Components.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including GCSE English and maths or

Level 2 Early Years and Education plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Your next steps...

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on the chosen Occupational Specialism:

• Employment

• Higher Education

• Degree Apprenticeship