Early Years Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Early Years Apprenticeship Trail Blazer Group is still operational.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Minister of State (Department of Education) (Apprenticeships and Skills)

All nine standards that the Early Years Trailblazer was approved to develop in March 2014 remain in the development stage. We are committed to ensuring that all standards and assessment plans are developed in a timely manner so that they can be available to employers and apprentices to use. We have therefore notified the Trailblazer that we have withdrawn their right to develop these standards.

We remain committed to supporting employers wishing to develop standards for use in the Early Years sector.

The Children and Young People’s Workforce framework for England, at levels 2 and 3, remains in place which includes the Early Years Educator pathway, at level 3. This framework will remain in place until new early years standards are in place.

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