Speaking at Child Expo this morning, Minister Caroline Dinenage has announced that the GCSE maths and english requirement for L3 practitioners has been scrapped. She said: "I was determined to listen to you" : Minister says that response to strategy and workforce review will also be published today. The level 3 qualification changes will come into effect on 3 April, DfE confirms ... here is the link to the document. Literacy and numeracy qualification requirements for level 3 Early Years Educator staff Government consultation response. More documents today: Early years workforce strategy and Literacy and numeracy of level 3 early years educator staff.