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Consultation outcome: Early education and childcare workforce: level 2 qualifications

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Strengthening level 2 qualifications for the early education and childcare workforce: government response

Ref: DFE-00226-2018 PDF, 564KB, 32 pages

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Read the ‘Early years practitioner (level 2) criteria’.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on the proposed early years assistant (level 2) criteria and their suitability for qualifications in early education and childcare.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We’d like your views on the proposed criteria for the minimum content of level 2 early years assistant qualifications.

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Published 7 December 2017
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates

  1. Added the response and a link to the level 2 criteria.
  2. First published.

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