Creating the next generation of education and childcare workers

As the leading sector specialists we are delighted to be developing the technical qualification for the education and childcare T Level.

This landmark technical qualification will be launched in September 2020 making it one of the first T Levels to be available to students. 


Backed by employers, developed by experts

We worked with over 45 sector bodies, employers, expert practitioners and training providers to develop the technical qualification that underpins the education and childcare T Level. 

This substantial collaboration enabled us to ensure these technical qualifications reflect the needs of the sector and specialist occupations they serve – in turn supporting students’ preparation for work or further study in the education and childcare sector.


Supporting providers every step of the way

We understand that delivering T levels is a major change for training providers.  That's why we’ve developed a comprehensive package of support materials and activities to help providers get ready to deliver brilliant T level programmes.

Our offer includes:   

  • Guidance documents
  • Support videos
  • Sample assessment materials

An extension of your T Level team

Every NCFE T Level provider is assigned a dedicated account specialist who is on hand to support them throughout their T Level journey. This single point of contact means the answer to any T Level query is never more than a phone call or email away. 


About the education and childcare T Level

Will the education T Level provide a licence to practice upon successful completion?

Students who successfully achieve the Early Years Education and Childcare occupational specialism will be counted in the employment ratios for childcare.

What is the CACHE Technical Qualification element of the T Level?

The Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector.

There are 3 occupational specialisms within the qualification, these are; Early Years Education and Childcare, Assisting Teaching, and Supporting and Mentoring Students in Further and Higher Education, all of which will consist of both classroom-based and practical learning.

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T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Childcare

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