New early years level 3 qualification development

We need your help behind the scenes for a new early years level 3 qualification we’re developing for those working or hoping to work in the early years’ sector.

The qualification will be developed to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, to count in the EYFS child:staff ratios. It will meet the Department for Education’s ‘full and relevant’ criteria.

If you’re a Highfield centre and are interested in receiving further information on the development of the early years level 3 qualification, or would like to be involved in the user group, please contact your account manager. Or email us at info@highfieldabc.com 

For more on our current range of early years and childcare qualifications go to our website

Also, if you’re interested in our full review of early years, children and young people’s sector qualifications, check the article below

Review of early years, children and young people’s sector qualifications

Review of early years, children and young people’s sector qualifications

We’re currently reviewing our suite of qualifications for the early years, children and young people’s sector and would appreciate your input!

From 1 September 2019, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce will no longer be included in the ratios for working in the early years’ sector.

Therefore we are seeking centre feedback on what sort of qualifications would most appropriately meet centres’ and learners’ needs, so that we can steer our development work towards our customers’ needs.

If you’ve got a moment, please take a look at the following questions and let us have feedback on the comments below.

Which of the following qualifications would you like to see us offer and what would be the likely take-up of these qualifications within your organisation?

1. Early Years Practitioner
2. Early Years Educator
3. Children and Young People’s Social Care
4. Any other qualifications not mentioned

You can check out our current qualification offer for the sector here