On 3 March 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) published the early years workforce strategy that included the intention to work with the sector and awarding organisations to develop criteria for the content of level 2 childcare qualifications. This piece of work has now been completed. The new criteria will set the minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and skills that individuals must demonstrate to achieve a level 2 early years qualification. They will be used by awarding organisations to develop new qualifications for delivery from September 2019. The criteria will enable early years workers and employers to recognise suitable level 2 training and qualifications more easily. You can access the document here. Annex D, at the end of the document details the proposed changes and compares them to the existing requirements. You can discuss the proposals on this thread.
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