April 2018 Childcare update

Mon Apr 16 15:17:00 UTC 2018

This April update covers various qualifications updates and more.

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Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) 603/0509/5

We are pleased to announce that the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) has been approved by the DfE and is now included on the performance measure tables.  

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work 603/2449/1

Following the amendment to the qualification, the new specification is now available.

Download the new specification

A message for Wales centres only

May we please remind you , if you are delivering the below listed qualifications, the following optional units are unavailable for learner to study.

  • Managing Pediatric Illness and Injury

  • Pediatric Emergency First Aid

501/1814/6 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)

600/0050/8 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)

501/2250/2 Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Advanced Practice)

501/2251/4 Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Management)

Qualifications end dates

Due to the SASE Framework remaining open until 31st December 2020, the following qualifications will be extended until 31st December 2020.

Children & Young People's Workforce SASE Framework

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce 500/9940/1

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce 500/9504/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) 601/2963/3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) 601/5402/0

Playwork

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma In Playwork (NVQ) 600/3264/9

News Articles

  1. Level 3 early years apprenticeship could receive £8,000 funding.
  2. Just half of three-and four-year-olds are read to every day. 
  3. Qualification levels among early years staff are falling. 
  4. College cause confusion over GCSE’s. 
  5. PACEY launches sector-wide survey - Building Blocks 2018.
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