Management Guide: Early Years Educator Level 3 courses

Gabriella Jozwiak provides guidance on EYE courses

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Guide to EYE: Part 1 - On course for clear improvement?

In the first of a nine-part series, Gabriella Jozwiak introduces the six criteria for the new level 3 Early Years Educator qualification, and reports on their reception from the sector.

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Guide to EYE: Part 2 - Designed to fit

Play and understanding child development at 5-7 are areas that have been seized on by the awarding bodies in designing the new Early Years Educator qualifications. Gabriella Jozwiak...

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Guide to EYE: part 3 - New courses from Pearson examined

Pearson's new qualifications are popular with students and colleges for offering a variety of exit points, but some onlookers have expressed reservations about the assessment process,...

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Guide to EYE: part 4 - An eye for a specialism

Gabriella Jozwiak explores Pearson's optional units for the Early Years Educator qualification, which have been put together with expertise from bodies such as PACEY and Skills Active....

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Guide to EYE: part 5 - The CACHE approach

Cache's work-based qualification requires six-week projects studying individual children and 350 hours' placement in a minimum of one setting. Gabriella Jozwiak gives us the low-down....

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Guide to EYE: part 6 - CACHE for college

CACHE's two recently launched college-based qualifications makes studying additional needs compulsory. Gabriella Jozwiak looks at how the learning for each is organised

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Guide to EYE: part 7 - A higher level

City & Guilds is the only awarding body to have included mandatory units at Level 4 in its work-based Early Years Educator course. Gabriella Jozwiak reports.

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Guide to EYE: part 8 - A technical eye

City & Guilds' classroom-based course allows for hands-on working, but some feel it lacks breadth in its first incarnation. Gabriella Jozwiak looks at the detail of what's on offer....

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Guide to EYE: part 9 - The Montessori method

Montessori has created an EYE course at Levels 3 and 4 - its first qualification to be regulated by Ofqual.

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Guide to EYE: part 10 - An alternative route to EYE

Steiner Waldorf now offers an Early Years Educator course at Level 4. Gabriella Jozwiak takes a look at what it involves, in the final part of our series on the new qualifications....