Management Guide: Early Years Educator Level 3 courses

Gabriella Jozwiak provides guidance on EYE courses


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.


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...


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,...


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....


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....


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


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.


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....


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.


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....