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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

T Levels are a new, exciting, two-year, technical study programme designed with employers to give you the skills that the childcare and education industry needs.

The course will develop your technical knowledge and skills specific to working with children in childcare and education. You will have an industry placement and develop your math's, English and digital skills.

The T Level in Education and Childcare will provide you with a licence to practice and progression into skilled employment, Higher Education or apprenticeship.

You will need 5 GCSE's at grade 4-9 including Maths and English and a clear DBS

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Assessment is through examinations, observations, practical projects and coursework.

Maths and English GCSE grade 4 or above.

The early years pathway requires you to complete at least 750 hours across the two-year programme.

This programme has been written in conjunction with employers so is specific to this sector. There will be master classes from employers and there will also be extensive input whilst on placement in a relevant setting.

Full time programme over 2 years.

Core content:

Core knowledge and skills includes child development, health and safety, equality and diversity and observation skills
Occupational Specialist Content for Early Years and Childcare which includes specific skills and knowledge required to work with children. This includes topics such as play, educational opportunities, relationships, safeguarding and planning meaningful activities

Maths, English and Digital Skills are integrated in the occupational specialism.

The T Level Industry Placement will help you to develop technical skills and apply knowledge in a workplace environment.


What’s next?

The T Level in Education and Childcare will provide you with a licence to practice and progression into skilled employment, Higher Education or apprenticeship.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

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You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

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A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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