York College

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Nursery nurses and assistants

Up to £12,000

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Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.

Up to £20,000

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Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.

Up to £14,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a 3 month industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares the students for work.


Two year course.

What will I study?

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

Core Content

This provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics which could include safeguarding, supporting education, special educational needs and reflective practice.

Occupational Specialisms

Students can choose to specialise in a specific field which could include early years education and childcare, assisting teaching or supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education.

The industry placement allows students to develop their subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

How will I be assessed?

Core knowledge is assessed through a combination of written exams and an employer-set project. Specialist knowledge and skills are assessed through a combination of a written exam and practical projects.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress in to employment, an apprenticeship or higher level study, including university.

*This qualification will be offered for the first time in September 2021 and details may be subject to change. This page will be updated accordingly and for further information please speak to our staff at one of our Open Events.

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