NCFE CACHE T Level , Level Three Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

T levels replace the current vocational qualifications and are a composite study programme designed specifically to prepare students for work or higher level apprenticeships in their chosen sector or study at higher level. 

This is a two-year programme which will give students a thorough understanding of many aspects of children’s learning and development as well as a minimum of 750 hours of practical placement experience.

What will I study?

The Level 3 Technical Qualification (TQ) in Education and Childcare has 2 components:

  • Core Component

 Occupational Specialism Components:

- Early Years Educator

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 4-9 which must include maths and English Language.

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

Following successful completion of the level 3 qualification you could go on to be: primary teacher, early years practitioner, child psychology or social worker.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide