College launches new education and childcare T Level

23 September 2022

Solihull Sixth Form College is launching a new course - with a T Level in Education & Childcare.

T (Technical) Level qualifications are two-year qualifications that are equivalent to a student undertaking three A levels.

They equip learners with core knowledge, skills and experiences that will enable them to work confidently in the industry of their choice or progress onto Higher Education to pursue a career in teaching.

These courses involve a substantial work placement - the T level in Education & Childcare includes three days a week in college and two days on placement.

The course is due to start in September 2023.

Solihull Sixth Form College has been offering a similar qualification – a CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education – for a number of years.

This means this while this course is new, the expertise in teaching such a qualification is well established at the college. .

Education & Childcare teacher Lianne Alcott said: "This is an outstanding route into a career working with children. The course involves 750 hours of real-life, hands-on work experience. It gives learners the skills they need to forge a really successful career.

"They can choose to either go straight into work or progress onto Higher Education before pursuing employment. Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions.”

Applications for this and the college’s other courses (offered at A level and BTEC) will open in mid-October, via the college website.

Pictured: Current Childcare & Education students at the college

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