Children's Play, Learning and Development

BTEC dual registration support for Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Dual registration is available for learners on our BTEC Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development who need to achieve occupational competence.

Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualifications
Find out more about the DfE proposals for new criteria for Level 3 qualifications to qualify learners to become Early Years Educators (EYE).

Withdrawal of BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (2012)
We’re withdrawing and redeveloping some BTEC Level 3 Childcare qualifications in response to the recent government consultation on early years education.

New EYE qualifications in England to require GCSE English and maths grade C
New level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualifications in England will require entrants to have GCSE English and maths at grade C or above.

Important changes to BTEC Early Years qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
We’re making some important changes to the registration dates of our BTEC Early Years qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UCAS points for BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development 2014
The UCAS points for our new BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (2014 specification) have been confirmed.

Government announcement on Early Years Educator criteria
We’re developing new qualifications to meet the recently announced new criteria for Early Years Educators, for first teaching from September 2014.

Changes to funding for 19+ learners in England, for BTEC Children's Care, Learning and Development (NQF)
Unfortunately, the following BTECs in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (NQF) will no longer be eligible for funding for 19+ learners in England.

Specification amendment for BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
We've made a small change to the assessment guidance for Unit 6 in the National Subsidiary Certificate, Certificate and Diploma specifications.

Join our autumn FE Networks
We’re running a series of free BTEC Briefing events, which we’re sure you’ll find useful if you've been delivering BTEC Firsts or Nationals.

Early Years Educator qualifications: no requirement for GCSE English and Maths
There is no requirement for learners to have achieved GCSE English and Maths upon commencement or completion of a standalone Early Years Educator qualification.

BTEC Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development included on initial Tech Level List for 2018 results (in England)
Find out about the BTEC Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (2016) qualifications that are included on the initial Tech Level List for 2018 results in England.

BTEC Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (2014): Support for changes to Unit 1 assessment
We have made some changes to the assessment for Unit 1 of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (2014).

Further support for changes to Unit 1 assessment
We've provided some additional guidance to help you and your students understand how the mark scheme has been applied in the January 2016 assessment.

Near-pass grades for BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development
Find out how we're applying the near-pass grade to BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development.

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