T Level Technical Qualification in Childcare - Assisting Teaching - MK College

T Level: Childcare – Assisting Teaching

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INTRODUCTION

T Levels are new two-year, Level 3 study programme that will follow the study of GCSEs and Technical Awards at Key Stage 4 and offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.// The Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element of the T Level and will see students learning from a curriculum that has been shaped by industry experts. During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge that underpins each industry and they will also develop occupationally specific skills that will allow them to enter skilled employment within a specific occupation.

Please note: T Levels are only available for students that will be 16-18 whilst studying the qualification.

What will I do

T level in Childcare and Education – Assisting Teaching Pathway is a composite technical study programme, aimed at preparing young people for work, higher level Apprenticeships or Higher Education. The qualification has 2 components: core component and occupational specialism components. The core component provides a high-level foundation of knowledge and skills that are relevant to all occupational specialisms. The occupational specialism component covers the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required to achieve threshold competence in a chosen assisting teaching occupational specialism.

Modules covered are:

•Support the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups. •Plan, provide and review educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults.
•Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people. •Recognise, adapt and respond to individual children’s needs, including those with SEND, to support development and access to the curriculum.

Students undertaking assisting teaching specialism are required to complete the minimum of 315 hours within industry placement within an Educational Setting.

What’s next?

When students complete a T Level study programme, they will be able to choose between moving into:

• A skilled occupation
• Higher or degree level apprenticeships
• Higher level technical study, including higher education

Is it for me?

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language, Maths and science OR a vocational qualification at Level 2 at Merit and above in a relevant subject e.g. BTEC in Digital Information Technology with GCSE English language & Maths at 4 or above.

Don’t worry if you don’t quite have these results. Our Digital Transition Programme is designed to help you get on the T Level pathway. Apply for the T Level, and all of this can be discussed with you at interview. See below for more information about the Transition Programme.

A student will need to express a genuine interest in wanting to work within the childcare and education sector. The student will need to possess the ability to be able to be self-motivated, critical thinker and problem solver. Demonstrate good communication skills, work collaboratively with others and be able to reflect upon their own learning and development.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

• Learners will gain a recognised and current qualification within childcare and education which will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector.

• Substantial industry placement with an external employer.

• Specialist Childcare practical rooms

• Experienced tutors with a wealth of industry knowledge.

• A Designated progress mentor and learning coach to support students with developing and supporting learners within their academic skills and broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents, as well as preparing learners for life in modern Britain.

• We have a range of guest speakers from childcare and education establishments, along with external trips to local schools, universities, and trips to industry-based events.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

Three full days within college and two days a week industry placement. Learners will be given set homework tasks within the five themes and four performance outcomes on a weekly basis.

HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?

Assessment consists of:
Core component:
Paper A written examination
Paper B written examination
ESP (versions specific to each occupational specialism)

Occupational specialism component:
Synoptic assignments (specific to assisting teaching) and series of controlled observations, which take place within industry placement.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment consists of:
Core component:
Paper A written examination
Paper B written examination
ESP (versions specific to each occupational specialism)

Occupational specialism component:
Synoptic assignments (specific to assisting teaching) and series of controlled observations, which take place within industry placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4 or above in English language, 4 or above in Maths and two other GCSES at 4 and above.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYERS

There are many different work experience opportunities available within the assisting teaching pathway. We work in partnership with a wide range of statutory, voluntary, and independent educational settings, as well as specialised settings – for example special educational schools. Students will be given a designated mentor within their setting which will provide support and guidance throughout their time within the placement. Learners will need to complete the minimum of 315 hours within industry placement within an Educational Setting.

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