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School Teaching - T Level


Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career a primary school teacher, education pastoral worker or teaching assistant through this T Level qualification.

This two-year course covers all aspects of children’s learning and development, with a 750-hour work placement providing valuable practical experience to support your chosen career aspirations.

Successful completion of this course provides the UCAS Tariff points required to progress to higher education (degree-level) qualifications.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
2 Years

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Students from this T Level progress to rewarding careers in education, including pastoral support or assisting teaching.

Students also progress to degrees in Primary Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) or Teaching and Learning Support.

Should you wish to progress from this T Level to a Primary Teaching degree, you will need to satisfy university - 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a science-related subject, English and Maths.

Key information

Entry Requirements

This course is the ideal starting point for any school leaver who wants to make a career in primary education.

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths and a clear DBS check are required, along with the following:

  • A successful interview with a tutor
  • The ability to study independently
  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • Good communication skills
  • Hardworking approach towards the industry

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification obtained

T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years

Fees and funding

If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to possess suitable flat, black footwear and black trousers for your industry placement.

You will also need a range of resources including pens, paper and a folder for your college work.

B&FC will provide you with a DBS and the rest of your placement uniform.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NCFE

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Essential skills: English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme.

At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

This course features a 750-hour work placement over the two years, designed to enhance learning and increase your employability.

Appropriate settings where you could be placed include primary schools, afterschool clubs and breakfast clubs.

We will also invite you to attend mandatory relevant field trips and career events, which you could draw from to enhance your CV and personal statement.

How will I learn?

In Year 1 you will study:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum
  • Child Development
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Parents, Families and CarersWorking with Others

In Year 2, you will choose to study a Specialist Pathway in Assisting Teaching and study modules in:

  • Supporting the class teacher in implementing the National Curriculum
  • Plan, provide and review educational opportunities
  • Safeguard and promote health, safety and wellbeing of children
  • Respond to children’s additional needs
  • Support access to curriculum for children with special educational needs

This is a full-time course, involving 3 days a week spent at College and 2 days a week on work placement in a school setting. We will also expect you to spend at least 4 hours a week on independent learning.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here.

Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

This two-year T Level is structured into two components.

Year 1 contains Core units, assessed through an examination and an employer-set project.

In Year 2, you will choose study a Specialist Pathway in Assisting Teaching. These units are assessed through practical assignments.

The qualification is dependent on you achieving a total of 750 work placement hours (365 hours in Year 1 and 385 in Year 2).

While on placement, you will need to prepare activities and deliver them to children.

Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction.

It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.

The T Level certificate will include:

  • An overall pass grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit or distinction
  • A separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction
  • A separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
  • Grades for maths and English qualifications
  • Details of the industry placement