Government updates

Cost of living support for families

The Government is offering help with the cost of living. Support includes: housing support, help with bills, help with childcare costs and much more: Cost of Living Support – Get government support to help with the cost of living


Early years qualifications achieved in England

Lists of qualifications that meet DfE’s criteria for counting in the early years foundation stage framework staff:child ratios.

Change made: Updated the ‘Early years qualifications achieved in England check list’. Added one Level 5 Diploma offered by Crossfields Institute to the tab ‘Full and relevant qualifications list post 1 September 2014’.


Reviews of education, health and care (EHC) plans: proposed timescales

We’re seeking views on the deadline for a local authority issuing proposals to amend an education, health and care plan following a review.

Change made: Closing date changed from 10 August 2022 to 12 August 2022.


English and maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at level 2 and above

The current and prior qualifications accepted as meeting the minimum English and maths requirements for apprenticeships at level 2 and above.

Change made: Added an updated version of ‘Apprenticeship standards: list of acceptable qualifications for English and maths requirements’.