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T Level in Education and Childcare

T Level in Education and Childcare - Lisa

Former School(s): Oakwood School

Lisa came from Ireland to live in England in 2020.

On leaving school, Lisa did an apprenticeship in a hairdressing salon for a year. After realising this wasn't the career for her, she decided to get into primary teaching instead.

With Lisa's excellent GSCE grades, she could have taken A Levels but couldn't see a direction in studying three separate subjects. 

She decided instead to come to ESC as it offered a T level in Childcare, which she felt was a more direct route to her chosen career.

"This T Level appealed as it allows me to focus on a single subject whilst achieving the equivalent of 3 A Levels. I also really like the work/study balance of my timetable - three days in College and two days working in a nursery school in Horley".

One of Lisa's favourite aspects of the course is the balance between academic assignments and practical activities. She feels her work placement has had a very positive effect on her studies:

“Having a real-life application helps so much with coursework and gives a good insight into what work will be really like.”

In the future, Lisa plans to specialise in Primary Teaching at University or become a teaching assistant in a school and learn on the job.

Interested in a career in Education and Childcare? Check out our new T Level course here


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