3 Welcome & Introductions Welcome to the EYE launch event – make clear it covers BTEC & WBLIntroduction of Pearson staff (RB/CE & others)House-keeping (event timings, toilets, fire frill/evacuation procedure, take Q&A at the end)Thanks to host venue (if applicable)Getting to know you - show of hands to seetype of centre (school/FE/training provider)currently offer Pearson early years qualsoffer full time & WBL qualsALWAYS LEARNING
4 Aims and Objectives Delegates will: Understand changes affecting qualifications in the early years sector in EnglandGain an understanding of the new Pearson Early Years Educator qualifications at Level 3, and an overview of Pearson’s early years portfolioGet face-to-face advice and questions answered by Pearson staff and to network with other centre representativesALWAYS LEARNING
5 Background and Context Nutbrown Review (2012)More Great Childcare response (2013)Early Years Educator (EYE) criteria (2013)First teaching September 2014 (England only)GCSE entry requirementsDfE training guidanceWe are going to provide an overview to some of key changes affecting qualifications within the early years sector.Nutbrown ReviewLed by Professor Cathy Nutbrown – reviewing all early years education & qualificationsMade 19 recommendations based on feedback from the sector based on the key driver to help upskill the workforceKey ones include: what was formerly known as the TA to create new Level 3 criteria; move away from having one qualification confer occupational competence; workforce to become minimum Level 3 qualified by 2022; Level 2 english and maths requirements for the new Level 3 qualifications (which will we will going into detail with later); tutors being qualified to a higher level than the one they teach at; tutors undertaking CPD and having ongoing contact with early years settings; only settings rated good/outstanding by Oftsted should host students on placement; to introduce a new specialist route to QTS (specialising in birth to 7)More Great Childcare responseGovernment responded to the 19 recommendations of the Nutbrown Review in the More Great Childcare response. A lot of the media attention focused on the proposals to change the ratios of staff to children in early years settings, which eventually didn’t go ahead.Critically, in relation to early years qualifications, it announced: the introduction of new Early Years Educator qualifications at Level 3 for first teaching Sept 14; expectation that entrants of the new qualifications will hold GCSE C grade in English & maths (not equivalent); DfE will promote good practice (of tutors being qualified to a higher level & undertaking CPD, as well as learners undertaking placements in settings rated good/outstanding); introduction of Early Years Teachers (Level 6) from Sept 13 who will be seen to have an equivalent status as QTS (though not the working conditions/benefits).Early Years Educator criteriaAll learners from Sept 14 in England need to register on one of the approved EYE qualifications – title will have “(Early Years Educator)” at the end to help identify them & will appear on the new qualifications database owned by the NCTL.EYE qualifications need to cover the EYE criteria as a minimum.From 1 August 2014 Government funding of Early Years Educator training courses through the Skills Funding Agency will require GCSE English and maths, at grade C or above, on entry. Training providers will be required to confirm learner’s prior achievement of GCSE Grade A*-C in both English/English Language and maths and record this in the Learning Agreement before enrolling learners on to Early Years Educator training.We intend to amend the Early Years Foundation Stage to make clear that to count in the existing staff: child ratios at level 3, staff holding a new Early Years Educator qualification must also have achieved GCSEs in English/English Language and maths, at grade C or aboveFunctional Skills will not be accepted as equivalents to GCSEs.Staff holding existing qualifications will still be able to practice. The new requirements will not be applied retrospectively. This will ensure that practitioners already holding qualifications are not disadvantaged.Please note that these entry requirements only apply to the WBL qualification and BTEC National Certificate/Diploma sizes, which confer EYE status, not the smaller BTEC sizes in the suite.A common query we have received is whether this is also true for EFA-funded learners?The Education Funding Agency expect that students without maths and/or English GCSE at grade C will be offered and encouraged to take up these subjects in FE, regardless of the type or main subject of study. From 2016/17, students without these qualifications included will not have any part of their programme funded. The Department for Education intend to amend the Early Years Foundation Stage to make clear that to count in the existing staff: child ratios at level 3, staff holding a new Early Years Educator qualification must also have achieved GCSEs in English/English Language and maths, at grade C or above. As the only provider of GCSEs and EYE qualifications, we offer the whole package for your learners.DfE are also trying to promote good practice when delivering early years qualifications, and will be issuing a guide via Skills for Care and Development. This guide makes suggestions for relating to placements and CPD, which centres may find useful.ALWAYS LEARNING
6 Introducing Pearson’s Early Years Educator qualifications Developed in consultation with the sectorOffers flexibility with a range of sizes and optional unitsEngaging content with clear, simple structuresIt was very important to us at Pearson that we created Early Years Educator qualifications suitable for both full-time and work-based learners, as they have very different needs. We are pleased to inform you that Pearson’s new Early Years Educator qualifications have been approved by the NCTL as conferring Early Years Educator status on learners. Notably for BTEC, this means they no longer will need to deliver two qualifications for learners to gain occupational competence.ALWAYS LEARNING.
7 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) WBL qualification (QAN 600/2963/3)Total of 64 credits9 Mandatory units – 46 credits14 Optional units – 18 creditsGLH 321–358Key features:is assessed in the workplaceoffers holistic assessmenthas a range of optional units to meet learner needscontains content that is important to the sectoris supported by a wide range of materials.ALWAYS LEARNING
8 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) UnitsMethod of assessmentUnit 1 Child DevelopmentUnit 7 Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years SettingsCentre devised assessment (approved by SV and marked by centre or Pearson authorized assignment briefs)Unit 10 Understanding How to Promote Play andLearning in Early Years SettingsUnit 12 Understand How to Work with Children in Home-based CareUnit 16 Understand the needs of Children Who are Vulnerable and Experiencing Poverty and DisadvantagePortfolio of evidenceAll other unitsALWAYS LEARNING
9 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) ApprenticeshipAssessment PrinciplesFundingKey Stage 5 performance measuresRPLApprenticeships include bursariesALWAYS LEARNING.
10 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) Free supportResource and descriptionAnticipate publication dateSpecificationAvailable nowAuthorised Assignment BriefsSpring 2014PresentationsFAQsOnline forum –’Ask the Expert’ALWAYS LEARNING.
11 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) Commercial supportResourceAnticipate publication datePractical EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)Available nowChild DevelopmentActive Learn Go (ALGO)EYE learner resourceAutumn 2014Penny Tassoni’s Practical EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) - Revised for the 2012 framework and packed with ready-made activities to support children’s learning and development - Available nowChild Development by Carolyn Meggitt - An illustrated Guide for learners and professionals - Available nowActiveLearn Go (AGLO) - Carolyn Meggitt Child Development publication is also available as an interactive version for learners’ own mobile devices through our ActiveLearn Go (AGLO) resource. This mirrors the publication but learners can bookmark pages, make notes etc and it can be picked up on tablets, laptops, or phones. The application is interchangeable between these devices so whatever they do on one is picked up on the other devices - Available nowTo find out more; Contact your local sales representative or take a look at the website: *Learning and teaching resources may be available from a number of publishers (including Pearson) and are not a pre-requisite for deliveringPearson qualifications.ALWAYS LEARNING
12 BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (NQF) Range of 5 sizes:Subsidiary Award (180 GLH)Award (360 GLH)Subsidiary Certificate (540 GLH)Certificate (720 GLH) – confers EYE statusDiploma (1080 GLH) – confers EYE statusFor your full-time learners, we have the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & DevelopmentIn your delegate packs, you have the sector guide, which gives an overview of the structures of the different sizes.Range of sizes of qualification at Level 3 to suit your different learner interests and progression needs. Offers a great deal of flexibility.SA – equivalent in size to one A/S level. This is ideal for those who are interested in taking a taster course, introducing them to key issues in the sector, namely child development & play. Can be taken alongside A-levels or another larger BTEC National (for example health & social care), as part of a programme of study. This size does not confer occupational competence on learners but is ideal for those interested in working with children outside of the early years sector, for example in health & social care.A – equivalent in size to one A-level. This is ideal for learners wanting to undertake a vocational course alongside A-levels. This size does not confer occupational competence on learners but is ideal for those interested in working with children outside of the early years sector, for example in paediatric nursing, psychology, linguistics and teaching. The choice of optional units enables progression to these different areas. Has 50 hours work experience to enable learners to apply theory to practice.SC – equivalent in size to 3 A/S levels. This is ideal for learners wanting to undertake a one year full-time course to gain experience and maturity. Alternatively it can be taken as alongside A-levels or other vocational qualifications. This does not confer occupational competence, but this size is great for those learners who have just missed out on their C grade in GCSE English or maths. As learners have the opportunity of taking this size and re-sitting their GCSEs in their first year, then topping up to the Certificate/Diploma in their second year. Has a requirement of 400 hours of work placement.Certificate – equivalent in size to 2 A-levels. This size is ideal for learners who know they wish to progress directly into employment. It confers Early Years Educator status on learners.Diploma – equivalent in size to 3 A-levels. This size is ideal for those considering either employment in the sector as an Early Years Educator or progress to Higher Education. It has a wide range of optional units to cater for learners’ interests and progression needs.ALWAYS LEARNING
13 Unit overview Unit(s) Method of assessment Unit 1: Child Development Externally assessed.Written paper-based exam, available in Jan/June windows, first window Jan 2015.Maximum x2 re-sit opportunities after the first sitting (subject to a resit fee).Unit 11: Reflective PracticeInternally assessed.Pearson-set assignment in specification, marked by centre, subject to standards verification.Unit 13: Research SkillsAll other unitsInternally assessed, via centre-devised or Pearson-authorised assignment briefs.Quality assurance: Visit undertaken for those on the Certificate/Diploma sizes.ALWAYS LEARNING
14 Work experience requirements: National Award – 50 hours BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (NQF)Work experience requirements:National Award – 50 hoursNational Subsidiary Certificate – 400 hoursNational Certificate/Diploma hours over a minimum of three different placement settings, across three different age rangesA minimum of 100 hours in one placement for each of the following age bands:● birth up to 1 year, 11 months in a nursery or in home-based care● 2 up to 4 years, 11 months in nursery, pre-school or home-based care● 5 up to 7 years, 11 months with children who are in a classroom setting.Up to 150 hours can be undertaken with children with additional needs in an olderage group.ALWAYS LEARNING
15 19+ funding for National Certificate/Diploma sizes BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (NQF)19+ funding for National Certificate/Diploma sizesUCAS points to be confirmed in spring 2014Key Stage 5 performance measures to be confirmed in MayAnnexe J details RPL opportunities for previous CPLD learnersALWAYS LEARNING
16 Additional support Support material Availability Specification Available nowPractical Evidence Portfolio (PEP)Delivery GuideSpring 2014Pearson-Authorised Assignment BriefsBatch 1: Spring 2014Batch 2: Summer 2014Sample & past assessment materialsAvailable now & ongoingSample Schemes of WorkSummer 2014Study Skills Activity SheetsALWAYS LEARNING
17 Commercial resources Student Books (x2) Teaching & Assessment Packs Other early years resources are also availableThis slide summarises the extra paid for resources available to assist teaching and learning. Its important to state that these are not essential, as everything they need is provided in our free support, however, if there are extra materials they would like, then these are available. Also note that resources are available from other publishers.There are two student books published by Pearson. Book 1 covers Units 1-11 (all core units in up to the Sub Cert size).Book 2 covers all the other core units, plus a selection of the popular optional units.TAPs are created per unit, so you can purchase only ones relating to units you deliver. Amongst other things TAPs will contain sample schemes of work, lesson plans, delivery guidance, activity sheets, PowerPoint presentations and support for external assessment.ALWAYS LEARNING
18 How do I choose the right course? Typical learner profiles for BTEC versus WBLMapping between Pearson EYE qualificationsWide range of options at Pearson for your learnersALWAYS LEARNING
19 What is happening at other levels? BTECLevel 2BTEC Level 2 First Certificate/Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development (CCLD)BTEC Level 1/2 First Award/Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning & DevelopmentBTEC 1/2 First Extended Certificate/Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (coming soon for 2015!)Levels 4/5BTEC Level 5 Higher Nationals in Advanced Practice Work with Children & FamiliesALWAYS LEARNING
20 What is happening at other levels? (England only) WBLLevel 2 Certificate Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW)Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW)Level 3 Award in Paediatric First AidLevel 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)ApprenticeshipsIncluding apprenticeshipALWAYS LEARNING
21 Key dates (England only) ActivityDateLast registration date of L3 BTEC CPLD (2012) & L3 BTEC in CCLD31/08/14Extension date for the L2 BTEC in CCLD31/08/15Review date for the L5 HNs in APWCFExtension to L2 CYPW31/12/16Extension to L3 CYPW (Social Care and LDSS pathways only)First teaching date of BTEC & WBL EYE Level 3 qualificationsSept 14ALWAYS LEARNING
22 Key information Key contacts: BTEC - Kate Elsmore, Subject Advisor ( orWBL – Allocated Account Manager, Account Support team on (option 3) orFuture events:Summer 2014 – ‘Get Ready to Teach’ BTEC eventsMay 2014 – Early Years Educator Sector Development Forums (WBL)ALWAYS LEARNING