Nutbrown early years qualification review interim report
Professor Nutbrown’s interim report on early education and childcare qualifications has been published. The report gives a clear indication of the next steps that will be followed. The Executive Summary presents these as the following 'key areas for further consideration'
- How do we ensure that the complex historical, current, and future qualifications picture does not act as a barrier to those who want to train and learn?
- What should be the expectations for the content and age-range for early years qualifications, and the preparation demanded to achieve them?
- Should we seek to raise the minimum level of qualification required of the workforce, and if so, to what and by when?
- What is the best way to ensure that tutors have up-to-date knowledge and skills and are qualified to the right level?
- How can we ensure that settings are supported to play an effective role in the training of their staff and students on placement?
- What levels of literacy and numeracy should we expect of the early years workforce, and how can we secure these?
- How can we best establish clear progression routes for all members of the sector (including black and minority ethnic groups), and support less well qualified members of the workforce to progress?
- Is there a strong case for introducing an early years initial teacher education route, and how might the practical obstacles be addressed?
- Is there a case for a licensing system and, if so, what model might be best?
The full report is available here.
Page Published: 16/03/2012