Share your views on how the Level 3 GCSE rules affect staffing


A survey has been launched to gather information on the effects that the GCSE requirements for Level 3 qualifications are having on recruitment.

The Trailblazer group, who are responsible for developing the new apprenticeship framework, are currently attempting to gain as much information from current employers on the impact these regulations are having on their staff retention and requirement.

The requirements insist that anyone doing the Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification must also hold GCSEs in English and maths at grade A-C.

Please complete the short survey (the link is provided at the bottom) to provide the Trailblazer group with your views on the situation; all results will be kept anonymous unless you choose otherwise.

Closing date: December 11th, 2015.


One thought on “Share your views on how the Level 3 GCSE rules affect staffing

  • November 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    The problem we have in the childcare sector is not that the requirements are too high – but that anyone with the ability and level of achievement required tend to go to University. Childcare is always seen as the poor relation, so young men and women of good academic ability are sent elsewhere. Those people who have achieved level 3 end up leaving the sector, going to work in schools where the hours are easier and the pay is better. Traditionally young people who don’t achieve great GCSE’s are sent to us. In an era where we are expected to achieve more, teach more and report more on child development we are struggling to find staff. There are plenty of apprentices out there but the real committed, dedicated, passionate, hard workers are becoming a rarity.


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