Update to the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

Following a content review of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (601/3527/X) carried out by our senior subject specialist in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), a decision was made that this qualification should be amended to include a nannying optional unit

Our senior subject specialist has worked with the Department for Education (DfE) to create a career map, this refers to home based childcare to support childminders and nannies. We will therefore replace the existing Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare with our redeveloped NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (603/3642/0), which will be open for registrations from 3rd December 2018.

The existing qualification will be withdrawn and the date for last registrations will be 30th November 2018 with a certification end date of 30th November 2021.

The redeveloped qualification will have a new optional unit while still offering the existing units (Unit 1 and 2). The new unit has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). Unit 3: Exploring the role of the Nanny, provides learners with the knowledge required to become a Nanny.

The qualification structure has changed slightly. In order to achieve this qualification, learners must achieve 6 credits in total – 5 credits from Unit 1 Preparing to work as a home based childcarer, and 1 credit from either Unit 2 Preparing to set up a home based childcare business, or Unit 3 Exploring the role of the Nanny.

The Guided Learning Hours remain at 50 and Total Qualification Time is still 60 as per the existing qualification.

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