Date: 18 May, 2017
to Centre feedback, revisions have been made to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma
for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QRN: 601/2629/2) and in
particular how evidence is gathered to show competence across the age range 0-5
Learners will need to meet all of the assessment criteria for knowledge,
skills and competence included in the qualification using assessment methods
selected at assessor discretion.
To aid assessors with discretionary decisions concerning individual
experience in real work environments across the age range from 0-5 years:
direct observations must continue to be used to assess competence with the age
range the learner is working with but can be complemented with expert witness
testimonies, reflective accounts including prior knowledge and professional
discussions to assess knowledge, skills and competence outside of this age
to note include:
this is now assessed through the completion of one (1) Longitudinal Study
Theme 4 (Unit
4.1) is now part of Theme 2, therefore reducing the Themes to three (3) in
currently awaiting confirmation of the Early Years Apprenticeship Standard and
Centres will be notified of additional requirements and how to access
supporting resources to reflect this.
to note that these changes will come into effect for newly registered learners
from 19th June 2017 when the latest qualification
specification (version 10.0) will be available. Only learners registered on
programme from 19th June 2017 will need to meet the new
assessment requirements to achieve.
not hesitate to contact your Regional Development Executive or External Quality
Advisor for further details as appropriate or to discuss any questions
involving current learners.