Course: T Level in Early Years Educator

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Our Early Years Educator T Level will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs; as well as your understanding of the role of families and support agencies.

You will also dive into the specifics of social interaction, behaviour, and how language is acquired, as well as build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner. You will then specialise in early years education, working to support and promote children’s play, development and early education, learn how to develop relationships with children to facilitate their development and how to plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress.

During your time at college, you will complete your studies in The Hive – a purpose-built simulated learning environment both inside and out which allows you to immerse yourself in learning and connect theory to practice.

You will then be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of a minimum of 750 hours and you will get a license to practice. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a school or nursery, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

Want more information about T Levels? Visit our T Level information page.


You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and ideally maths, although students with grade 4s and above in other subjects will be considered.


Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship.

Career options might include becoming a teacher, child psychologist, nursery worker, special educational needs
teaching assistant, learning mentor, paediatric nurse, or playworker – our careers advisor can help you choose the right path.

"Woodlands has a strong and professional working relationship with East Coast College. The students we have on placement with us are very pleasant, helpful and eager to learn and we encourage them at our setting. The students are well supported by the college and the team are always on hand to provide advice. We feel this is a mutually beneficial arrangement as we always welcome an extra pair of hands and the students gain valuable experience and learning opportunities to support their college course."

Woodlands Primary Academy

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