EYE Apprenticeship: what will the changes be?

Wed Jun 24 11:00:00 UTC 2015

Changes to the requirements for entry to Early Years apprenticeships come into effect on 1 August 2015. Find out more about the changes below.

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The new Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) qualification was launched in September 2014.

This qualification was a direct replacement for the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (QCF) pathway 1 (Early Learning and Childcare) which has now expired.

Under the current guidance, learners must have achieved English and Maths GCSEs at grade A*-C on completion of the Early Years Educator qualification. This is a transitional arrangement and from 1 August 2015 English and Maths GCSEs at grade C or above will be required on entry for apprenticeships for the Early Years sector.

There is only a short period of time now to offer the GCSE alongside the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Early Years Educator before the new rules come into effect on 1 August 2015.

Please see entry conditions to this framework in the Children and Young People's Workforce (England)


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