NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator)

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator
Licence to Practice
Registration and Certification Fee

Level 3
Minimum entry age

This qualification has been removed from the CACHE portfolio and we can no longer accept learner registrations. The qualification has been transferred to Crossfields Institute. Please contact Crossfields Institute for more information.

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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

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Mentoring programme
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Mentoring programme (doc)
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs), used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours; hours should still be recorded.

The adaptation addendum document contains further information on how DfE Early Years Educator criteria can be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods. Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document below.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

Risk - rated approach to DfE EYE criteria guidance V2.0
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2021-22 AT 6033907X L3 4 5 Other EYE V1.0
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