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Level 3 Early Years Educator *GCSE rule reversed*

**March 2017 - UPDATE**

Within a consultation in November 2016, the government sought to "better understand what knowledge, skills and appropriate qualifications in mathematics and English are required to perform an effective level 3 role.”

 

On Friday 3rd March, the government released the Early Years Workforce Strategy announcing that the ‘GCSE only rule’ was to be scrapped (effective from 3rd April 2017).

 

The revised EYFS (April 2017) states "to count in the ratios at level 3, staff holding an Early Years Educator qualification must also have achieved a suitable level 2 qualification in English and maths.”

 

What does this mean?

For those who signed up to/completed the Level 3 CYPW, prior to September 2014 - the English and maths requirement was not applied retrospectively meaning staff in this group can practice at level 3 without the maths/English requirement.

 

For those who signed up to a level 3 apprenticeship or stand-alone Level 3 Diploma (using loan funding for example) between September 2014 and April 2017 - you will be aware that working towards the Level 3 without GCSEs (as was required at the time), on completion you would not have met the Level 3 ‘Licence to Practice’ requirement.  To meet the revised EYFS, you are required to achieve maths and English GCSE or functional skills in addition your Diploma.  There is no ‘Licence to Practice’ now.

 

For those who sign up to a level 3 apprenticeship after 3rdApril 2017 – staff WILL be required to achieve the Level 3 EYE Diploma as well as GCSEs or Functional Skills in maths and English at Grade C/Level 2.  The framework also requires you to achieve L2 in ICT Functional Skill.

 

For those who sign up to a stand-alone level 3 Diploma after 3rdApril 2017 (using loan funding for example) staff WILL be required to achieve the Level 3 EYE Diploma as well as GCSEs or Functional Skills in maths and English at Grade C/Level 2. 

If you decide to work towards a stand-alone level 3 without the required maths and English qualifications, you can only be counted in ratio at level 2.



 
 
 
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