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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator

Level 3
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to:

• Explore the roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an early years setting
• Understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families
• Increase knowledge of SEN codes of practice

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

• progress to further and higher education
• develop new practical skills in health and social care

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners who envisage or currently have careers in such areas as healthcare, social work, nursing, counselling, early years and teaching.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but centres may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings, learners must achieve a pass in the 2 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

A non-mandatory internal assessment task will be provided to be completed at the end of the qualification. This qualification does not include an external assessment.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

This qualification will take less than one year to complete.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to higher learning in Special Education Needs and other relevant sectors.

Career opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

• Health and social care
• Childhood studies
• Community, youth and families
• Social work
• Early years
• Primary teaching
• Nursing

Funding for our qualifications

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Qualification Specification

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

The Role of the Early Years SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

This document is intended as guidance for early years providers and practitioners to help clarify the role of the Early Years SENCo in non-maintained early years settings. It should be read alongside the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice.

Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

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