Early Years update - May 2024 | Pearson qualifications

Early Years update - May 2024

Mon May 13 15:00:00 UTC 2024

An update on everything new within the Childcare and Early Years sector - May 2024

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Pearson BTEC Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3

Existing Level 3 EYE practitioners already working in settings 

To minimise disruption to the existing workforce, existing Level 3 practitioners already working in settings will not be expected to complete any top-up or additional qualifications to remain qualified at Level 3. They will continue to hold approved qualifications providing their qualification is on the early years qualifications list. 

Existing learners and new learners 

The following qualifications on the early years qualifications list will be “full and relevant” upon completion, meaning that the individual can work as a qualified member of staff within the staff:child ratios on completion of the course. 

Please ensure that any learners who need to be counted in the full and relevant qualifications to be counted in staff ratios have been transferred or topped up to one of these qualifications by 31 July 2024. 

Existing learners and learners who start on one of these courses before September 2025 can continue on that course to completion. 

Notification of withdrawal 

The following qualifications will be withdrawn on 31 August 2024 with no further registrations after that date: 

The following qualification will remain available for registration until 31 July 2025. This will be replaced by the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Early Childhood Development (AAQ), available for first teaching from September 2025: 

Please share this message with your relevant department heads or programme leads. If you have any questions or require further support, please contact us via the Pearson support portal


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