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T-Level Education in Childcare

Our Facilities

Students spend 60% of their time in a classroom environment at UAH. Our well-equipped Childcare classroom is housed in the 6th form block and provides students with a wealth of opportunities to learn and practise skills in a simulated environment. The childcare suite has recently been refurbished to mimic the childcare environment. Students have the opportunity to hone their skills before they engage in their *placement and have access to children’s reading books, a sensory play area, reading corner, and electronic “babies” which monitor adult handling capabilities!

*Childcare placement are 750 hours across the 2 year period of the course.


Students are expected to wear a light blue T Level branded polo shirt, navy fleece and black trousers as well as their distinctive purple T Level lanyard.

We have forged close working relationships with the following providers who have engaged with the T Level Education and Childcare programme:


The Course:

All students will develop an understanding of:

  • understanding the Education and Early Years sector from ages 0 to 19
  • child development
  • how to support children and young people’s education
  • safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • understanding and managing behaviour
  • observing and assessing children and young people
  • equality and diversity
  • special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • working with parents, carers and wider families
  • working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
  • reflective practice and other forms of professional development

In addition to the core content, each student will also study the following specialism:

  • early years educator

What our students say

"I really enjoy this course. It's both learning and work based, which is what makes it so interesting. I really enjoy how you get to experience what you learn in the classroom in the nursery placement." Anna, T Level Childcare

"In course, I am enjoying learning the different elements we need for childcare, I like the environment I am in. I especially enjoy the days I am in placement." - Isabelle, T Level Childcare



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