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3 Ria Bhatta (BTEC) Cath Evans (WBL) Pearson Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) Launch Events ALWAYS LEARNING

4 Welcome & Introductions

5 Aims and Objectives Delegates will:  Understand changes affecting qualifications in the early years sector in England  Gain an understanding of the new Pearson Early Years Educator qualifications at Level 3, and an overview of Pearson’s early years portfolio  Get face-to-face advice and questions answered by Pearson staff and to network with other centre representatives ALWAYS LEARNING

6 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 requirements  DfE training guidance ALWAYS LEARNING

7 Introducing Pearson’s Early Years Educator qualifications  Developed in consultation with the sector  Offers flexibility with a range of sizes and optional units  Engaging content with clear, simple structures ALWAYS LEARNING.

8 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF)  WBL qualification (QAN 600/2963/3)  Total of 64 credits  9 Mandatory units – 46 credits  14 Optional units – 18 credits  GLH 321–358  Key features:  is assessed in the workplace  offers holistic assessment  has a range of optional units to meet learner needs  contains content that is important to the sector  is supported by a wide range of materials. ALWAYS LEARNING

9 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) UnitsMethod of assessment Unit 1 Child Development Unit 7 Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years Settings Centre devised assessment (approved by SV and marked by centre or Pearson authorized assignment briefs) Unit 10 Understanding How to Promote Play and Learning in Early Years Settings Unit 12 Understand How to Work with Children in Home-based Care Unit 16 Understand the needs of Children Who are Vulnerable and Experiencing Poverty and Disadvantage Portfolio of evidence All other unitsPortfolio of evidence ALWAYS LEARNING

10 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF)  Apprenticeship  Assessment Principles  Funding  Key Stage 5 performance measures  RPL ALWAYS LEARNING.

11 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) Free support Resource and description Anticipate publication date SpecificationAvailable now Authorised Assignment BriefsSpring 2014 PresentationsSpring 2014 FAQsAvailable now Online forum –’Ask the Expert’Available now ALWAYS LEARNING.

12 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)(QCF) Commercial support Resource Anticipate publication date Practical EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Available now Child DevelopmentAvailable now Active Learn Go (ALGO) Child Development Available now EYE learner resourceAutumn 2014 ALWAYS LEARNING

13 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 status  Diploma (1080 GLH) – confers EYE status ALWAYS LEARNING

14 Unit overview Unit(s)Method of assessment Unit 1: Child DevelopmentExternally assessed. Written paper-based exam, available in Jan/June windows, first window Jan 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 SkillsInternally assessed. Pearson-set assignment in specification, marked by centre, subject to standards verification. All other unitsInternally assessed, via centre-devised or Pearson-authorised assignment briefs. ALWAYS LEARNING

15 BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (NQF) Work experience requirements:  National Award – 50 hours  National Subsidiary Certificate – 400 hours  National Certificate/Diploma hours over a minimum of three different placement settings, across three different age ranges ALWAYS LEARNING

16 BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (NQF)  19+ funding for National Certificate/Diploma sizes  UCAS points to be confirmed in spring 2014  Key Stage 5 performance measures to be confirmed in May  Annexe J details RPL opportunities for previous CPLD learners ALWAYS LEARNING

17 Additional support ALWAYS LEARNING Support materialAvailability SpecificationAvailable now Practical Evidence Portfolio (PEP) Available now Delivery GuideSpring 2014 Pearson-Authorised Assignment Briefs Batch 1: Spring 2014 Batch 2: Summer 2014 Sample & past assessment materials Available now & ongoing Sample Schemes of WorkSummer 2014 Study Skills Activity SheetsSpring 2014

18 Commercial resources  Student Books (x2)  Teaching & Assessment Packs  Other early years resources are also available ALWAYS LEARNING

19 How do I choose the right course?  Typical learner profiles for BTEC versus WBL  Mapping between Pearson EYE qualifications  Wide range of options at Pearson for your learners ALWAYS LEARNING

20 What is happening at other levels? BTEC Level 2  BTEC Level 2 First Certificate/Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development (CCLD)  BTEC Level 1/2 First Award/Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning & Development  BTEC 1/2 First Extended Certificate/Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development (coming soon for 2015!) Levels 4/5  BTEC Level 5 Higher Nationals in Advanced Practice Work with Children & Families ALWAYS LEARNING

21 What is happening at other levels? (England only) WBL  Level 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 Aid  Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)  Apprenticeships ALWAYS LEARNING

22 Key dates (England only) ALWAYS LEARNING ActivityDate Last registration date of L3 BTEC CPLD (2012) & L3 BTEC in CCLD 31/08/14 Extension date for the L2 BTEC in CCLD31/08/15 Review date for the L5 HNs in APWCF31/08/15 Extension to L2 CYPW31/12/16 Extension to L3 CYPW (Social Care and LDSS pathways only) 31/12/16 First teaching date of BTEC & WBL EYE Level 3 qualifications Sept 14

23 Key information Key contacts:  BTEC - Kate Elsmore, Subject Advisor ( or  WBL – Allocated Account Manager, Account Support team on (option 3) or Future events:  Summer 2014 – ‘Get Ready to Teach’ BTEC events  May 2014 – Early Years Educator Sector Development Forums (WBL) ALWAYS LEARNING

24 Any Questions? ALWAYS LEARNING

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