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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, Learning Resources Available, Performance Points, UCAS
Registration and Certification Fee
£132.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
905
TQT
961

New versions of the below support materials have been uploaded to reflect the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education/T Level branding updates.

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

UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification as follows: D* = 168, D = 144, M = 120, P (C+) = 96, P (D or E) = 72.

Performance points

T Level and its components will be included in the T Level accountability measures. For more information, please see the Department for Education’s website.

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:

• Early Years Educator
• Assisting Teaching
• Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings

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

Key dates

Please see the Key Dates Schedules below for a timeline of the key dates for this qualification.

Key Dates Schedule (Delivery Years: Sep 2021 – August 2022 / Sep 2022 – August 2023)

Useful Links

Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)


Qualification Specification

Qualification Specification
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Qualification Factsheet

Qualification Factsheet
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Core Exam

Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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Paper A In-browser (Online) Question Paper
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Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper B Specimen Question Paper
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Paper B In-browser (Online) Question Paper
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Employer-set Project Tutor Guidance

Employer-set Project Tutor Guidance
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Employer-set Project Assisting Teaching

Assisting Teaching Specimen Employer-set Project Mark Scheme
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Assisting Teaching Specimen Employer-set Project Pro-Formas
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Assisting Teaching Specimen Employer-set Project Project Brief
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Employer-set Project Early Years Educator

Early Years Educator Specimen Employer-set project Mark Scheme
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Early Years Educator Specimen Employer-set project Pro-Formas
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Early Years Educator Specimen Employer-Set Project Project Brief
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Employer-set Project Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Specimen Employer-set Project Mark Scheme
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Specimen Employer-set Project Pro-formas
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Specimen Employer-set Project Project Brief
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Assisting Teaching Tutor Guidance

Assisting Teaching Tutor Guidance
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 1

Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Preliminary Material
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Specimen Question Paper
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2

Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Student Guide
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3

Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Question Paper Insert
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Specimen Question Paper
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guidance and Criteria Coverage

Early Years Educator Tutor Guidance
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Early Years Educator Criteria Coverage
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Early Years Educator Assignment 1

Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Preliminary Material
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Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Specimen Question Paper
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Early Years Educator Assignment 2

Early Years Educator Assignment 2 Student Guide
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Early Years Educator Assignment 2 Tutor Guide
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Early Years Educator Assignment 2 Competence Criteria
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3

Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Part 1A Specimen Question Paper
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Part 1B Specimen Question Paper
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Tutor Guidance

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Tutor Guidance
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 1

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 1 Answer Sheet
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 2

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 2 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 2 Specimen Brief
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 3

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 3 Specimen Question Paper
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 3 Answer Sheet
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Assisting Teaching Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Distinction
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 1 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 1 Distinction
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Distinction
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Early Years Educator Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Pass
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Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Distinction
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guide Structured Observation 1 Pass
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guidance Structured Observation Distinction 1
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guidance Structured Observation Distinction 3
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Pass
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Distinction
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Early Years Educator Competence Criteria
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 1 Pass
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Supporting and Mentoring Students in Educational Settings Assignment 1 Distinction
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Comparison of Monitoring Reviews Across NCFE and Pearson T Levels
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The arrangements for T Levels set out in the VCRF consultation outcomes are, in line with other VTQs, that exams and assessments should go ahead in the academic session of 2021 to 2022. There will be no adaptations to the Core Exam or Employer Set Project.

To help students prepare for occupational specialism assessments, there may be adaptations made to the delivery of occupational specialism assessments.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

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