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Level 2

T Level Foundation Year in Education and Childcare


You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the five core elements below and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.

Diagnostic and guidance period

English and maths

Work experience and preparation

Introductory technical skills

Pastoral support and personal development

As part of your transition programme you will gain experience in a range of Early Years Settings for a minimum of 250 hours. Whilst in placement you will also be visited by our assessors who will carry out observations to show you have gained the skills required to meet awarding body standards and are competent to work with children. Placement times can vary according to the setting.

Holidays cannot be sanctioned during college term as there are a required number of days for the college and placement, which must be completed in order to gain the qualification. 100% attendance is expected at college and at work placement. Learners should expect to be in college from 9am -5pm.


The T Level Transition Programme is a new type of 16-18 study programme, specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto a T Level in Education and Childcare. This tailored programme enables you to work with children aged between 0-5 years and will give you the skills to work as a Level 2 practitioner within the Early Years Workforce.

Entry onto this programme is subject to achieving one or more of the following qualifications.

• 4 x GCSEs at grade 3 including English and maths or 4 x GCSEs at grade D including English and maths.

• Level 1 Diploma Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in Health and Social Care or Early Years Settings must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) at the enhanced level. This is to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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