Child Development and Early Years

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Key Stage 4 approval

Qualifications

DfE approved Performance Tables

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care (600/6644/1)

2019

PT21

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care (603/3293/1)

2022

2021

2020

PT21

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The Child Development and Care qualifications have been designed to meet the characteristics for inclusion in the Department for Education’s performance tables . These qualifications serve as an introduction to child development and early years and are technical alternatives to a GCSE.

Key Stage 5 approval

Qualifications

DfE approved Performance Tables

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NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (601/8436/X)

2022

2021

2020

2019

PT21

PT21

 

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)(601/8437/1)

2022

2021

2020

2019

PT21

PT21

 

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)(601/8438/3)

2022

2021

2020

2019

PT21

PT21

 

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Applied General Award for Early Years, Childcare and Education (603/2987/7)

2022

2021

2020

TBC

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Applied General Certificate for Early Years, Childcare and Education (603/2988/9)

2022

2021

2020

TBC

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CACHE have a range of other qualifications suitable for pupils from the age of 14 which don’t carry performance points but do offer a great foundation of learning for pupils who are interested in this sector. Below are just a few qualifications which your pupils may be interested in. More can be found on the CACHE website.

Entry Level Certificate in Caring for A Child/Children (Entry 3)

Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children

Level 2 Award in Babysitting

Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

Career Card Child Dev & EYE

Working with children and young people is truly rewarding. As a childcare practitioner you will have the privileged opportunity to influence development and learning.

Qualifications

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