Early years qualifications – clarification on ‘knowledge only’ pathway

NCFE CACHE Early Years Educator (EYE) and Early Years Practitioner (EYP) qualifications ‘knowledge only’ pathway

To enable progression for learners who are unable to access a work placement due to the current restrictions, NCFE CACHE worked together with Ofqual, Department for Education (DfE), Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and UCAS to agree how learners can progress through a ‘knowledge only’ version of EYE or EYP qualifications.

Therefore, certificates need to be carefully checked as the ‘knowledge only’ pathway does not allow the holder to practice as an early years educator or early years practitioner.

The NCFE CACHE have issued a statement with further information about this and DfE have updated the early years qualification list and spreadsheets showing the impacted qualifications.

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