Voice welcomes announcement on early years qualification consultation

Date: 05.11.16
Voice has welcomed the announcement of a new consultation into Level 3 early years qualification requirements.

 


Embargoed until 00.01am on Saturday 5 November 2016 

5 November 2016

Voice welcomes announcement on early years qualification consultation

Voice: the union for education professionals, which represents nursery and childcare staff, has welcomed  the announcement of a new consultation into Level 3 early years qualification requirements. 

General Secretary Deborah Lawson said:  

“I am pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of early years professionals and their representatives, and that the minister has honoured the promise of her predecessor to review the current qualification requirements.  

“The current GCSE requirement is a significant impediment to recruitment, retention and career progression in the early years profession. 

“A dogmatic reliance on particular academic qualifications fails to consider how to retain the wealth of experience, talent and potential within the workforce, especially those dedicated individuals with career aspirations who lack the academic qualifications but who can ably demonstrate they have the equivalent functional skills.

Voice will take part in the consultation.”


Further information

Why Voice supports the Save Our Early Years Campaign

DfE's consultation


Contacts:

Voice Press Office
Email: pressoffice@voicetheunion.org.uk

General Secretary Deborah Lawson
Email: deborahlawson@voicetheunion.org.uk

Tel: 01332 372337