Childcare Update - July 2020 | Pearson qualifications

Childcare Update - July 2020

27 July 2020

An update on all that is new in the Childcare and Early Years sector

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Please note the following qualifications have been extended in England as per the dates below

QN Qualification Title Current Review date New review date 
601/5402/0 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) 31/12/2020 31/12/2022
601/2963/3 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) 31/12/2020  31/12/2022

Please note the following qualifications will be withdrawn from England, Wales and NI as per the dates below:



Qualification Title  Operational end date Certification End date 
600/3264/9 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)  31/12/2020 31/12/2023 
500/9940/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce(CYPW) 31/12/2020 31/12/2022 
500/9504/3 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (CYPW) 31/12/2020 31/12/2023

Early Years Educator EPA update

Early Years Educator apprenticeship assessment plan was updated recently with two amendments:

Gateway requirements: now also includes as identified in italics below

Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) OR “complete a first aid course delivered by one of the following types of organisations as per the EYFS requirements. Voluntary aid society, member of trade body with an approval monitoring system, or acknowledged by the Health and Safety Executive.”

Knowledge Test

Inclusion of K14: How to respond to accidents, injuries and emergency situations in the knowledge test. It was previously in Professional discussion.

Our EPA specifications and resources on ACE 360 have been updated to this effect.


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