Education and Early Years

T-Level Education and Early Years

Did You Know?

In the UK, the average salary for a Early Years Educator is £21,146 per year.

Key Information


Two Year Course - Equivalent to Three A Levels

Examination Board


T Level


Year one: In year one you will sit two written exams covering the core content as well as an employer set project.

Paper A: 35%
Paper B: 35%
ESP: 30%

Year two: In year two you will undertake different synoptic assignments, for the Early Years Educator pathway one assessment will involve observations on work placement.

Early Years:
Assignment 1: 25%
Assignment 2: 50%
Assignment 3: 25%

Assisting Teaching
Assignment 1: 25%
Assignment 2: 50%
Assignment 3: 25%

What do I need to study this T Level?

You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. You will also be required to complete a DBS check.

What will I study?

This T Level will allow you to develop your knowledge across topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs, as well as learning about the role of families and support agencies. These topics allow you to delve into the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour. You will complete one occupational specialism, either Early Years Educator or Assisting Teaching. You will focus on relationship building and promoting play, development and early education, as well as becoming a collaborative and reflective practitioner.

What next?

If you choose the Early Years Educator specialism, this will enable you to enter the workplace as a qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Other progression options include studying degrees such as Early Childhood/ Education Studies, Early Years, Primary and Secondary Teaching.

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