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.