Government abandons GCSE rules for Early Years Qualification Level 3
This is great news for the Early Years Apprenticeship. You no longer need a GCSE A-C in maths and English to start this apprenticeship. “The new Level 3 qualification requirements will come into force from 3 April, at the same time as the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework, also published today, will come into effect.”
The requirement of having GSCE’s in maths and English A-C did not show any significant higher level of quality for people on the job than before but a big shortage in the recruitment of staff in Early Years Care. This is a great opportunity for everyone who likes to work in this sector.
“The Department for Education said that the Early Years Workforce Strategy, sets out Government plans to recruit more graduates into childcare settings, recognising their specialist skills and providing incentives for them to train and work in disadvantaged areas, expanding their career opportunities.”
To find out more about the changes, read more here: http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1160488/gcse-level-3-rules-scrapped-as-early-years-workforce-strategy-is-released