Funding changes to Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

The Department for Education (DfE) is conducting a review of qualifications at level 3 and below. As part of this review the DfE is proposing to withdraw funding from all pre-existing qualifications if a redeveloped version now exists.

As a result of the review the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (601/2147/6) will cease to have funding on 31 July 2020 because a redeveloped version of this exists as NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (601/8438/3).

To ensure that this qualification can still be achieved by learners who are self-funding we will be retaining diploma qualification in our portfolio as well as our redeveloped version of this qualification.