Childcare and Education’s T Level student blog

Welcome to Barnsley College’s T Level student blog. We’ve been catching up with a few students enrolled on to our Childcare and Education T Level course. Here’s what they’ve had to say about their first few weeks with us…

Kacey McNicholas

“In this picture I was researching the different types of careers that studying Childcare and Education can lead to, such as an Early Years Practitioner and a Teaching Assistant. This included researching what the job was, what qualifications are required, and where the job can lead to in the future.

“So far I am enjoying learning about the different career paths that studying Childcare and Education can lead to as it shows that there are a wide range of possibilities. I am looking forward to the rest of the year as I am interested to find out what else I am going to learn from the course and what placement will be like. After I leave Barnsley College I hope to go to university to become further qualified and then pursue a career in education, preferably being a primary school teacher.”

Jorja Clive

“In initial lessons we have been doing exercises to further our understanding of childcare such as completing venn diagrams to compare the different childcare provisions. I really enjoy working with the class and other students as they very kind and I love my tutor; she’s so kind and patient and supports me whenever I need it.

“I chose to study a T-level because I wanted to be able to do a placement and work closely with children. I also wanted to challenge myself. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year. I want to go to university because I want to work closely with children that need SEN and children work autism and ADHD.”

Ellie Woodhall

“So far in my initial lessons,we have been doing research which includes all the different job titles, their roles and the possible career paths in Childcare. I enjoy learning about the different professions within Childcare as this gives me more ideas and options to take when I have finished the course.

“My tutors are helpful and supportive. When I message them with any questions, they get back to me as soon as they can. They are funny too and motivate me in lessons. I am looking forward to the rest of the year because I will get to learn more about what Childcare involves. When I leave College, I hope to be working with children who have special needs or disabilities.”

Last updated: 30th September 2020

Originally posted on: 30th September 2020