T level Foundation Year in Childcare

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Cheadle College


Cheadle College

Further Details


College 16-18


Childcare & Education

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 0.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

The Foundation course in Childcare T-Level course is aiming to give you skills and confidence to work within an educational setting. You will learn about Professional workplace behaviour. You will observe and follow the standards of working in a professional environment and learn skills to support.

Course Requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

There will be many opportunities to develop your personal skills including problem-solving skills and critical thinking as you learn to apply what you have learnt in college in your industry placement.

Giving you the basics to expand your knowledge once you progress onto the T Level course.


It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks, course work or methods such as oral questioning.


Upon successful completion of the course learners progress onto the T level qualifications in childcare and education.

Career Options

This qualification is not a licence to practice and is designed to help learners progress onto higher level qualifications in childcare and education, which may eventually result in job roles such as practitioner in day nurseries, practitioner in nursery schools, practitioner in reception classes in primary schools or pre-school worker.

Mandatory Units

The components of this study programme include:

A qualification in Childcare to develop core knowledge
Some of the units you may study on this course are:

Further maths and English study to be able to meet the GCSE entry requirements for a T Level in Education & Childcare

Digital skills

Work experience and preparation

Introductory technical skills

Students will also learn about topics specific to children’s play, learning and development, including:

Child development

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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