EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
The NCFE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s
Workforce has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for
England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is part of the
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
This qualification is to guide and assess development of knowledge
and skills relating to the children and young people's workforce and
will provide progression to the Early Learning and Childcare, Social
Care and Learning Development and Support Services workforces.
This qualification confirms competence under supervision in these
areas where appropriate and serves as a progression pathway to
the required qualification at Level 3 and above (for all new
practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools
This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. This is a competence based qualification so there is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment. Learners must therefore have a placement (or employment) in a school environment.
Level 3 Diploma for the Childrens Workforce (Early Years Educator)
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is designed for learners who work, or wish to work, with children from birth to 5 years old in a variety of settings.