Skills for Care has confirmed that there will be an interim framework for early years apprenticeships in place from 1 September.
As widely anticipated, it also confirms that apprentices will be required to already hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above before they start on the Early Years Educator pathway.
The Advanced Level Apprenticeship will continue to have two pathways, but the first pathway will be changed from Early Learning and Care to Early Years Educator. The second pathway, Children and Young People’s Social care, will remain unchanged.
Nursery employers and early years organisations have previously raised concerns that making GCSE Maths and English at Grade C a requirement on entry rather than exit for apprenticeships will be a barrier to career progression for many working in early years. Read full article…