The Technical Qualification (TQ) form part of the T level study programme. The purpose of the Technical Qualifications is to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training or study in the education and childcare sector. The outline content has been produced by T level panels on the same standards as those ussed for apprenticeships. The outline content formed the basis of this qualifcation and has been further developed by CACHE.
The Technical Qualification is Primarily aimed at post 16 year old who wish to progress into education and childcare sector. This qualification will equip young people with the knowledge, skill and behaviours they need to enter skilled emplyment.
The two year programme is a combination of classrrom based knowledge development and 750 hours in a real setting to develop occupational skills.
The Technical Qualification is split into 2 component parts:
The Core Component provides a high-level foundation of knowledge and skills that are relevant to all Occupational Specialisms within this qualification.
The Occupational Specialism Component covers the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required to achieve threshold competence in a chosen Occupational Specialism. English, mathematics and digital skills have also been embedded throughout the content to help students reach threshold competence in their chosen Occupational Specialism. Threshold competence refers to the level of competence deemed by employers as sufficient to secure employment in roles relevant to an occupational specialism. Achievement of threshold competence signals that a student is well-placed to develop full occupational competence, with further support and development, once in work. The Occupational Specialism will be spread over the 2 year, by learners completing 750 hours in a real childcare setting.
You will need:
The Core Components are assessed through:
Students will receive marks for:
These marks will be aggregated to create one grade for the Core Component.
The Occupational Specialism is Assessed through:
The number of practical assignments may vary depending on the Occupational Specialism and the guided learning hours attached.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
When students complete a T Level study programme, they will be able to choose between moving into: