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Early Years Educator (Education and Childcare) – Level 3*

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Newcastle College Childcare 1
  • Length 2 years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

NCFE Level 3 T-Level in Education and Childcare – Early Years Educator

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More about the course

Are you looking to start a career in the childcare industry and want to expand your knowledge and skills? Would you like to work with children and young people? Then this Early Years Educator T-Level could be the course for you.

During your studies you will build your experience in the childcare and early years sector, developing specialist knowledge and skills as you go. You will learn theory and best practice from industry-experienced tutors in our specialist on-campus childcare facilities which simulate conditions within a working nursery.

You will study a range of vital topics, including behaviour, child development and special educational needs and disabilities. You will complete the course with the knowledge and practical skills you need to build an exciting career in education and childcare.

As part of the Early Years Educator T-Level, you will spend a minimum of 750 hours on an employer placement in a childcare setting, helping you to develop your specialist skills and experience. The time you dedicate to this placement will help you put your skills into practice in a real educational setting.

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Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

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Daily tasks:

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

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Daily tasks:

  • Monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.
  • Organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers.
  • Liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly.
  • Visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers.
  • Advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment.
  • Uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client.

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