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Education & Childcare Transition Programme (Level 2)
September 2023 start

  • Overview of the course

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    Passionate, motivated and qualified professionals are always in demand to fill roles as primary school teachers, nursery managers, hospital play specialists and more, making a real difference to a young person’s future!

    This one-year programme is specifically designed to help you transition to the Education & Childcare T Level.

    If you…

    • Are determined to progress on to the Education & Childcare T Level
    • Would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements
    • Are keen to build your skills to make a good impression in the education and childcare sector

    …then this programme is for you
  • What you'll learn

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    Tailoring the Programme to your Needs - What You’ll Learn

    You’ll learn the fundamental processes of the education and childcare sector. Throughout the course, we’ll assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning, so that at the end of your programme, you’ll have the skills and confidence to succeed on the Education & Childcare T Level.
  • Entry requirements

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    To study on the T Level Transition Programme for the Early Years Practitioner, you must have achieved five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including maths and English. You will need to have good attendance in your current school/educational setting and you will also need to be motivated, willing and have a desire to work with children, learning about how they develop, learn and grow.

    At the start of the course, we will carry out a variety of tasks to see how you like to learn and what areas you are already knowledgeable in. We will use this information to inform our lessons, to ensure they are delivered to suit your learning needs.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be required to complete a variety of assessments including assignment writing, portfolio building, and reflective accounts to evidence your knowledge of the Early Years Practitioner role.

    You will also be required to submit various pieces of work to evidence your skills in an early years setting to show that you can put your knowledge in to practice! Your course tutor will help and support you every step of the way
  • Future opportunities

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    Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress directly on to the Education & Childcare T Level, a qualification that will prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Education & Childcare T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:

    • Primary School Teacher, earning up to £41,000 per year

    • Early Years Teacher, earning up to £36,000 per year

    • Nursery Manager, earning up to £32,000 per year

    As the T Level is equivalent to three A Levels, you could even decide to progress to university or a paid Apprenticeship, if you choose.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors (LDMs); impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from departmental and cross-college enrichment with:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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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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  • Duration:

    36 weeks

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    Deane Road Campus

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