Remote Learning at Harrow College & Uxbridge College (HCUC) - click here to find out more

Covid Measures on Campus - click here to find out more

BTEC Exams in January 2021 have been CANCELLED - 
please click here for more information.


Hayes Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

The T Level Transition Programme is available for young people aged 16 to 19 who have achieved a grade 3 in English and grade 2 in maths or young people with Education, Health and Care Plans up to age 24. Suitability is assessed at interview and through references.

Who is the course for

This qualification is for learners who would like to be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge directly to the early years (0-5 years). They will gain skills in communication, teamwork, following procedures, recording of child observations and planning activities through a compulsory work placement. The core target group for this qualification are those who have the potential to progress onto a T-level.

Course Content

The content of this qualification meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. This qualification will provide learners with:

  • the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children (0-7 years),
  • child development,
  • health and safety,
  • safeguarding,
  • equality and diversity,
  • SEN, play, behaviour and health and physical needs.
    English and maths are embedded throughout the course to support the development of the learners English and maths skills enabling them to progress to the T-level.

Study Methods

Cache have recommended a selection of teaching methodologies, in addition to this a range of tried and tested strategies that create an active classroom are in place. Strategies in place to reduce cognitive load including the use of worked examples, reducing inessential information and increasing independent problem-solving for learners as they become more efficient.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is carried out at the end of each unit to confirm understanding. All students will undertake a 250 hour work placement across the year in suitable early year’s settings, the placement should include babies and young children and they will be assessed in placement.

Where next - Further Studies

Learners are able to progress onto the new Level 3 Early Years T Level Qualification, Level 3 Early Years Educator programmes and other relevant Level 3 qualifications.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Learners can count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce, working under supervision in a range of roles including nursery practitioner, classroom assistant and pre-school practitioner.

More Information

1 year full time course including placement hours

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

case study image


The best thing about Uxbridge College, is that the staff are very supportive. The Learning Support Team at the College are also very helpful and approachable. They have guided me through getting the support I need. I feel the College is
very accommodating and helpful and will build your confidence for the future.