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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L3 T Level Education and Early Years

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The purpose of the Level 3 Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years is to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment as an Early Year Educator or Teaching Assistant, or into higher education to study Primary Teaching or another social science.

The course covers the following themes in:

Year 1:

  1. Wider Context
  2. Supporting Education
  3. Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
  4. Behaviour
  5. Parent, Families and Carers
  6. Working with Others
  7. Child Development
  8. Observation and Assessment
  9. Reflective Practice
  10. Equality and Diversity
  11. Special Educational Needs and Disability
  12. English as an Additional Language

Year 2:

Early Years Educator: Performance outcome

  1. Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
  2. Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
  3. Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
  4. Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
  5. Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development

Teaching Assistant: Performance outcome

  1. Support the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups
  2. Plan, provide and review educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults
  3. Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  4. Recognise, adapt and respond to individual children’s needs, including those with SEND, to support development and access the curriculum

How will I know how I am doing?

  • Year 1: Core Assessment is through 2 written examinations and an employer set project (ESP).
  • Year 2: 3 assignments

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English. (To progress into higher education to study Primary Teaching, you will also need GCSE Science grade 4). A Clear enhanced DBS Certificate and preferably evidence of work experience in a nursery setting.

Maths & English

Numeracy and Literacy skills are embedded throughout the course.

Work Experience

A key component of all T Levels is that learners will undertake an Industry Placement. The Industry Placement will be:

750 hours for the early years route and 315 hours for teaching assistant route. Learners will receive help in securing their Industry Placement through our Work Placement Team here at SGS, who will work with employers to ensure that all relevant Health & Safety, relevant insurances and safeguarding measures are in place.

What can I do next?

Progress into skilled employment as an Early Year Educator or Teaching Assistant, or into higher education to study Primary Teaching or another social science.

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