ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED A MINIMUM GRADE C IN GCSE ENGLISH AND MATHS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO UNDERTAKE THE NEW LEVEL 3 EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR QUALIFICATIONS LAUNCHING IN SEPTEMBER.

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This follows on from the Government’s stated aim in last year’sMore Great Childcare to raise the overall quality of literacy and numeracy skills of those entering the workforce.

It is now confirmed that from 1 August 2014, government funding of Early Years Educator training courses through the Skills Funding Agency will require GCSE English and mathematics, at grade C or above, on entry. Functional skills will not be accepted as equivalents to GCSEs. Read full article…

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