National Apprenticeship Week 201721st February 2017
A ‘new world’ delivering confidence for employers and their apprentices to the highest standard6th March 2017
We’re delighted to share that today the government has confirmed that they are abandoning their previous requirement for apprentices undertaking Level 3 EYE to have achieved GCSE qualifications in English and Maths on completion of their framework.
- Functional skills will be reinstated as alternatives to GCSEs in English and maths for Level 3 qualifications
- Comes into force from 3 April 2017 at the same time as the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework
- Action has been taken as a direct response to more than 4,000 views from the consultation in November 2016
- 4 per cent of respondents believed that the GCSE requirements had improved quality
- 77 per cent said they had had ‘significant’ or ‘some’ difficulties with recruiting staff in the past two years, the biggest reason being GCSE requirements
- Early Years Workforce Strategy has also been launched by the Early Years Minister
Interserve Learning & Employment has opportunities across England to support your workforce and Early Years recruitment needs. Effective from April 3, 2017, Apprentices can obtain a license to practice by achieving Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT as part of their EYE framework. If you would like more information or to speak to a member of our EY team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read the full article over at Nursery World.