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T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare (Level 3) (Delivered By NCFE)

Ref:
603/5829/4
Sector:
Education and Training, Children and Young People, Early Years Educator
Features:
Licence to Practice, Performance Points, UCAS

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
905
TQT
959

About this qualification?

The Technical Qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme.

The purpose of the Level 3 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.

UCAS Points

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. Please check the UCAS website for more information.

Performance Points

The TQ qualification is eligible for performance points.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for post 16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the Education and Childcare sector.

This Technical Qualification will support students on to a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for post-16 students.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a student must have for this qualification. However, students may find it helpful if they have already studied at Level 2.

Experience in the workplace

Industry placements are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation which are less easily attainable by doing a qualification alone.

How is this qualification structured?

The Technical Qualification is split into 2 component parts:

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

Occupational Specialisms:

The occupational specialisms are:
• Early Years Educator
• Assisting teaching

Students will only complete one Occupational Specialism.

The Occupational Specialisms provide students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

How is it assessed?

Core Component:
• paper A written examination
• paper B written examination
• employer-set project

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

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall Core Component grade (A*–E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the Core Component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational Specialism Component:
• synoptic assignments

The student is also required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism Components. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

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

• employment
• higher education
• apprenticeship


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Core Exam

Paper A Mark Scheme
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Paper A Question Paper
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Paper B Mark Scheme
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Paper B Question Paper
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Employer-set Project Assisting Teaching

Assisting Teaching Employer-set Project Mark Scheme
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Assisting Teaching Employer-set Project Pro-Formas
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These are specimen Pro-Formas for the Employer-set Project.

Assisting Teaching Employer-set Project - Project Brief
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This Project Brief has been contexualised to the Assisting Teaching specialism.

Employer-set Project Early Years Educator

Early Years Educator Employer-Set Project Mark Scheme
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Early Years Educator Employer-Set Project Pro Formas
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These are specimen Pro-Formas for the Employer-set Project.

Early Years Educator Employer-Set Project - Project Brief
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This Project Brief has been contexualised to the Early Years Educator specialism.

Employer-set Project Tutor Guidance
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