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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

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
905
TQT
961

Please note: 2021 Approval applications can be submitted from Spring 2021.

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

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

Performance points

The TQ 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:

• 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

Key dates

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

External assessment timetable

Please see the External Assessment Timetable for a breakdown of the assessment dates for this qualification.


Qualification Specification

Qualification Specification
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Qualification Factsheet

Qualification Factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Core Exam

Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper B Specimen 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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Assisting Teaching Tutor Guidance

Assisting Teaching Tutor Guidance
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This document contains guidance for Tutors to help aid delivery of this qualification.

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 2 Tutor 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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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Part 2 Specimen Question Paper Insert
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Part 2 Specimen Question Paper
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Assisting Teaching Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 1 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 2 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 3 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 3 Pass
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 1 Distinction
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 1 Distinction
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 2 Distinction
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Assisting Teaching Assignment 2 Observation 3 Distinction
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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 Tutor Guide Structured Observation 1 Pass
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guide Structured Observation 2 Pass
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guide Structured Observation 3 Pass
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Pass
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Early Years Educator Assignment 1 Distinction
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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 2
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Early Years Educator Tutor Guidance Structured Observation Distinction 3
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Early Years Educator Assignment 3 Distinction
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Early Years Educator Competence Criteria
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Essential Core Resources - Theme 1-5

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Tutor Guide and Activity Pack - Early Years Educator

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Tutor Guide and Activity Pack - Assisting Teaching

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This qualification’s assessments are being adapted and we have worked with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Ofqual to agree adaptations.

Students are still required to complete the core exam that is available on a set date and time. We have updated our assessment variation process to allow providers to use additional test centre locations and we are exploring a remote invigilation solution and alternative national test centre locations. More information about this will be available as soon as possible.

Students must still complete the employer-set project and we have extended the assessment window to 4 weeks to allow for additional flexibilities.

We have provided the flexibility of assessment variation and special consideration process which cover both the core exam and the employer set project.

The observation of skills assessment within the occupational specialism must currently still be completed. Students must complete a minimum of 415 placement hours, of which 100 must be guided learning hours, on placement to reflect the time needed for students to develop the skills and knowledge required and to enable formative assessment to demonstrate success. We will continue to work with the Institute and Ofqual to monitor the situation around work placements and update providers in due course.

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