MBacc Gateway Resources

Education and Early Years

Your gateway to Education and Early Years

Use this information to explore qualification and career options within this gateway.

At 14

Build your Mbacc for jobs in Education and Early Years with these qualifications.

Essential qualifications

  • English
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • Digital

Gateway relevant qualifications

  • Child Development
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Art & Design

These qualifications can also take you to these other gateways.

  • Health and Social Care
  • Creative, Culture and Sport

At 16

Get qualified and develop your skills with these options.

  • T Levels e.g. Education & Early Years
  • Apprenticeships e.g. Teaching Assistant
  • Other Technical Qualifications e.g. Supporting Teaching & Learning
  • A Levels e.g. Sociology

18 onwards

You could step into a great job, like these options:

  • Nursery Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Playworker
  • Early Years Educator
  • Tutor
  • Childminder
  • School Librarian
  • Art Therapist

Or, get more qualified with one of these qualifications:

  • Higher Technical Qualifications, like a Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree, or Higher National Diploma
  • Professional Qualifications, like a Degree or Degree Apprenticeship

These further qualifications could help you progress into these jobs:

  • Education Welfare Specialist
  • SEND Teacher
  • Teacher
  • School Business Manager
  • Nursey Centre Manager
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Lecturer

Potential employers

Progressing through this gateway means you could be working for:

  • GM Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Kids Planet
  • Busy Bees
  • Bright Horizons
  • New Bridge Group