April 2015 work-based learning and colleges update
This month's update includes information on the Apprenticeship framework and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare.
Children and Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship framework (England)
Modifications to SASE came into effect on 6 April 2015. The changes only relate to the Transferable Skills requirements of a framework, and only apply to new Apprenticeships started on or after 6 April 2015. Apprenticeships started before this date must continue to meet the 2013 SASE requirements for Transferable Skills.
The modifications removed the '5-year rule', meaning that acceptable qualifications achieved before September 2012 are now in scope. This includes International GCSEs, A and AS levels, O levels and Key Skills. However, there are still minimum grade/level requirements that need to be achieved, depending on the level of Apprenticeship being undertaken.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare 601/5402/0
This qualification is a direct replacement for the Social Care pathway within the Pearson Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (500/9504/3) qualification. The Social Care pathway will be closed for registration on 30 June 2015 in accordance with guidance issued by the Sector Skills Council. Learners who are currently completing the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce should continue with their qualification and do not need to start or switch to the new qualification, unless they or their employer wishes them to do so.