Childcare update - February 2022 | Pearson qualifications

Childcare update - February 2022

16 February 2022

An update on everything new within the Childcare and Early Years sector.

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Early Years Lead Practitioner EPA fees

We are now well into the development of this EPA and would like to update you on our decision to substantially reduce the EPA fees for this standard after reviewing our offer. For more information on our updated fees, please see our EPA pricing page, this standard is listed under the Childcare and Education section.

For more information on this standard please visit our Apprenticeship page and to register your interest in using Pearson for EPA, you can contact your Business Development Manager/Curriculum Development Manager or if you would like to be part of this development, please contact the portfolio manager

Update on Low and No funding removal from 1 August 2022  

Further to our previous communication below, this is a reminder that the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will remove funding approval for new starters on selected Post 16 Level 3 and below qualifications with low and no enrolments. This is a reminder that the qualifications listed below will be retained despite the funding removal as these are mandated within Apprenticeship standards.

Final funding date for the Post 16 Level 3 and below qualifications

QAN Title Review date
601/5402/0  Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) 31 December 2024

The following qualification has already been withdrawn and has a certification end date in 2023:

QAN Title Last Registration Date Last Certification Date 
600/3264/9 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Play work (NVQ) 31 December 2020 31 December 2023 

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