Level 1 is the first rung on the early years qualifications ladder. It is a short qualification which acts as a general introduction to childcare and equips the learner with basic childcare skills. It can help an employer get to know if the person is someone they would like to send on further training. While training at Level 1 does not qualify the learner to work with children, it enables a student to progress to Level 2, which enables them to be employed ‘in ratio’ (i.e. the staff:child ratios which are set out by law) under the Early Years Foundation Stage.
LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AN INTRODUCTION TO EARLY YEARS SETTINGS
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LEVEL 1 AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA IN CARING FOR CHILDREN
LEVEL 1 AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA IN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTINGS
NQF or QCF?
Early years qualifications had been migrating from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) to the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) since 2010.
Now however both are being replaced by RQF, Regulated Qualifications Framework, which is designed to be simpler, and will help people understand 'better how qualifications relate to each other, by setting consistent measures of size (how long, typically, a qualification takes to study and be assessed for) and level of difficulty', according to the Government.